How to take your Dynamics NAV customers modifications and upgrade them to Business Central OnPrem using extensions only

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019| From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM | Room: Charleston F

Your customers want to upgrade to Business Central OnPrem. How do you move their modifications to Business Central OnPrem? This session will cover how to take your customer’s existing modifications and move them to extensions. We will also cover the data migration that is needed. The result is a standard BC OnPrem database with one extension containing all their modifications, allowing your customer to upgrade to newer versions of BC with ease. We will cover: 1. Go live check list 2. Creating delta files from existing modifications. 3. Using Txt2AL tool to convert delta to AL and fixing issues with code and handling exceptions. 4. How to install extensions in BC OnPrem. Script examples and a few tips. 5. Easy debugging when working with BC OnPrem. 6. How to avoid the temptation of making changes in the development environment. 7. How to handle .Net variables if used. 8. Standard use of date, time, Booleans 9. Data migration of custom fields from C/AL tables to AL tables in the extension. 10. Move permission sets, role centers, and profiles to extensions.


Name: Carsten Howitz

Company name: SimCrest, Inc.

Bio: Carsten Howitz is the founder and President of SimCrest. He has been working as a developer, project manager and consultant with Navigator, Navision, Navision Financials, Dynamics NAV and Business Central since 1990 in Denmark and since 2001 in the United States. SimCrest is a Gold Certified Microsoft partner that currently has six certified Apps in AppSource for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Carsten will be holding sessions on the migration of customers and add-ons to BC cloud and BC OnPrem.