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How Do I Upgrade to Business Central (on-premise)

Here are steps to upgrade to Business central .This is old way that is merging the objects into standard objects . Anyway not recommended to do this and it is better to create extension and publish it

Listed here some of the steps to upgrade business central from NAV 2018

  1. Merge all customization of old database to business central on-premises. Merging can be done using PowerShell(recommended) or manually (not recommend)
  2. Rectify all the errors and keep the object ready for upgrade.
  3. Take full SQL backup of old database.
  4. Install the Business Central from DVD.
  5. Uninstall allthe existing extensions from old database.
  6. Upload business central partner license into the old database.
  7. Delete all object except tables from old database.
  8. Clear all server instance and debugger breakpoints records from the old database.
  9. Make sure user with whom upgrade is carried out should have privileges of DB_Owner in Sql.
  10. Open business central development environment as an Administrator.
  11. Open the old database in Business central, which will ask for convert.
  12. Skip the schema synchronization at this point of upgrade.
  13. Import the upgraded objects on converted database in business central with selection of Replace All.
  14. Skip the schema synchronization at this point of upgrade.
  15. Import appropriate upgrade code unit from product DVD.
  16. Connect new database to appropriate NAV service.
  17. Increase SQL command time out to maximum number.
  18. Compile all objects with schema synchronization.
  19. Execute data upgrade process and import permission set.
  20. Make pages searchable by using ‘Build object search Index’ option from developer environment.
  21. Remove all unwanted objects
  22. Get Ready to face customer queries from new database 

Cumulative Update 01 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises


Cumulative Update 01 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 business central on-premises released

Download from following link

Microsoft 365 Business Central :- Business Central CU01

This cumulative update includes all hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, including hotfixes and regulatory features that were released in previous cumulative updates.

This cumulative update replaces previously released cumulative updates. You should always install the latest cumulative update.




How to use Keyboard for transacting in Business Central


Following are few keyboard shortcuts we can use in business central while transacting.

General Alt+Q Open Tell me
Alt+Up Open tooltip or validation error
Tab Move focus to the next control
Shift+Tab Move focus to the previous control
Alt+Down Arrow Open a drop-down or look up
Alt+Right Arrow See the transactions for calculated value
Esc Close the current page or drop-down.
Navigate and select rows Home/End Go to first/last field
Ctrl+Home/End Go to first/last row
Ctrl+Up/Down Navigate without losing selection
Ctrl+A Select all
Ctrl+Space Toggle row selection
Ctrl/Shift+Click Add the row/rows to the selection
Ctrl+Shift+Home/End Extend selection to first/last row
Shift+Up/Down Add row above/below to selection
Shift+Page Up/Down Add all visible rows above/below to selection
Ctrl+Enter Focus out of the list
Copy and paste Ctrl+C Copy rows
Ctrl+V Paste rows
F8 Copy field above into current row
Search, filter, and sort F3 Toggle search
Shift+F3 Toggle filter pane; focus on field filters
Ctrl+Shift+F3 Toggle filter pane; focus on totals filters
Alt+F3 Filter on selected cell value
Shift+Alt+F3 Add filter on selected field
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F3 Reset filters
Report preview Up/Down Scroll up and down the page
Right/Left Scroll to the right/left
Ctrl+Home/End Go to the first/last page
Page Up/Down Go to the previous/next page

Many more to come…

Hope this will help everybody


Source : Microsoft docs.




Business Central :Web Client Improvement

Really amazed by looking at web client of Business central and found one of the great change which was really required by my customer as it not look good when page get opens

And I am talking about the action functions available on subpage.

Till NAV 2018 it is showing directly on ribbon which is not looking good and if you have more subpages then it looks more weird.



Now if you see business central web client it will show in subpage and it exactly show where it should be with nice options.


There are so many things which changed like you can go previous and next transaction from same page .no need to close page and open another transactions for view/modify..

Kudos to MS team for this change.

Will come up with more .Stay tuned .


Microsoft Dynamics Business Central on premises Available for Download


As announced in Directions Microsoft Dynamics Business central on premises available for download from partner source.

You can download from following link

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

Stay tuned for features and more updates.