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    Can we have a System Indicator in Business Central?

    Suggested by David RoysNew 3
    Category: Other

    We have a client that has over 80 companies and one group regularly needs to switch between seven companies. It is essential for them to be able to quickly tell which company they are in. The BC Web Client shows the company name on Role Center and List Pages but does not show it on Card pages. There also does not appear to be any way to change colors or offer any other visual cue to help people to see which company they are in quickly. Can I suggest we include something within the UI that will show the system indicator. Here is my mockup of what it could look like (See for screen shots.). You could use the existing system indicator settings on the Company Information. It would be really, really nice if you could add the ability to set the color instead of picking from a set of pre-canned styles.

    A combination of a selectable tint color (like in Reporting services where you can pick from a list of names or enter an RGB value) which would replace the default Teal, and displaying the company name in the title bar for all page types would be perfect.
  • 12

    Setup number of copies to print more flexible ( document sending profile)

    Suggested by Andreas GüntherNew 0
    Category: Sales

    Assuming you want to send out printed hardcopies for an invoice and you setup the number of copies to 5 in the Customer. If you print, you get 5 copies. If you now also want for informational purposes email the invoice as well - you will get a PDF with 5 copies. Which makes no sense for PDF.
    If it would be possible to either setup a alternative number of copies or even set a checkmark in the document sending profile to ignore the number of copies for PDF documents, that would save manual work.

  • 9

    Easily apply / type new filters on report request page

    Suggested by Frédéric VercaemstNew 0
    Category: Other

    One cool thing about the upcoming PAGE filtering feature is that we will be able again to 'type' (search) a field name we would like to filter on, instead of selecting by mouse.

    Can we imagine similar behavior for the REPORT request page filtering as well? Being able to just type to search for any field name, and type to apply a filter value (the same way we were used to in the Classic Client), will speed up the process (instead having to scroll and using the mouse).

    PS: I'm currently also struggling with finding out how to add a filter on an extra field as an end user, not part of the request page ...
  • 9

    Update Log and Notifications

    Suggested by Kevin FonsNew 3
    Category: Other

    It would be very beneficial to have a notification when BC is updated with a link to a web page detailing the update. Hot fixes are being pushed in without any notification and if they fix or break things knowledge of a change would be a great help in troubleshooting issues.

    PS I've tried to submit this at least once a week for the past 3 weeks and it seems to submit but then is nowhere to be found.
  • 8

    Multiple Windows

    Suggested by John SauberNew 1
    Category: Other

    It appears that the only way to have multiple windows open is to start a new session in the browser in a separate window or tab. Is this true? As NAV RTC users, it is not unheard of to have several windows open at once. How is this being managed in the new client? It seems unacceptable to have each window open right on top of the last one opened. Yikes.
  • 7

    'Edit' or 'Card' shortcut on fields with tablerelation to ease navigation to entity CARD

    Suggested by Frédéric VercaemstNew 0
    Category: Other

    When setting a TableRelation on a field, the field is shown on pages with the LookUp and Advanced Lookup options. (or 'Select from List' in the WebClient / BC) This allows the user to easily select a new record / value from the dropdown list or from the LookupPage. This is ideal for entry of new documents. However, once a document has been created and a value has been assigned to a field, it often occurs that an end user wants to get more information about that value, by opening the CARD page. Currently, the user needs to perform minimum 2 clicks. Either use Lookup > Advanced (to show the list) > Edit (to open the card). Either using the Advanced Lookup (to show the list) > Edit (to open the card). Our request is to provide a direct 'Edit' (or 'Card') option on fields with a tablerelation (with shortcut), so when a field has the focus, we can immediately open the card of the field involved.

    There are alternatives by providing a custom assist edit, custom 'Show xxx' action (e.g. 'Customer' action on Sales Invoice), provide a factbox with limited information, ... but having an overall 'Edit' option on the fields having a tablerelation would ease the navigation of the end user.
  • 6

    Updated search behavior, propose Dropdown when multi record match?

    Suggested by Frédéric VercaemstNew 1
    Category: Other

    Suppose you have 2 customers that are named 'Van Terp A' and 'Van Terp B'. When users enter the value 'Van Terp' in a 'Customer No.' / 'Customer Name' field (e.g. on the sales order / sales invoice), the customer dropdown list is shown after 1-2 secondS, so (s)he aware of multiple results and can select the correct one. All Ok, as long as the user is patient to wait for the dropdown to appear ...

    Since it concerns a Power user (coming from NAV Classic) that is actually used to input complete documents in seconds, (s)he doesn't wait 1+ seconds for the dropdown to occur and presses ENTER / TAB to continue to the next field. This results in BC always taking the first valid value instead. They need to have patience for the dropdown list to load first, then select the correct customer and enter / TAB. This takes approx. 1 - 2 secs to load, which is too long for these users.

    Can this be enhanced so the dropdown is at least shown in case multiple records apply / results are returned by the search query?

    We used to create our own Search function all over our addon to provide this behavior, but it would be far more better if MS / BC could provide better native support.
  • 6

    Dynamics 365 financials and operations for business edition data backup

    Suggested by Phil DraperNew 0
    Category: Data Migrations

    When setting up a migrated system there is a requirement to perform on demand backups and sometimes to restore these. This feature appears to be missing in this product

  • 6

    Detailed Tax breakdown in Orders, Invoices, and Quotes based on province

    Suggested by Small KNew 0
    Category: Financial Management

    We would like to be able to see a more detailed breakdown of taxes instead of just the Total Tax amount.


    This is what the Order, Quote, and Invoice Tax section looks like:




    I would like it to look like this to change based on the Province in the Vendor or Customer because some provinces have different tax types here is an example:

    Taxes Based On Province

    No province has all of these tax types but it would be nice to see the values without having to post the invoice and generate a report.

  • 5

    Attribute per Item Unit of Measure

    Suggested by Stephane BeaupreNew 0
    Category: Inventory

    My last post made me realize that the attribute table is great but could be greater if they would be specific to an Item Unit of Measure. For example, Gross Weight, Dimensions... could be pulled from this table and printed on a pick instruction document.