ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 273 Suzanne Scanlan Fri, 12/27/2019 - 06:45

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - vol 273 

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV and BC Developer Digest BlogThe NAV community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff, is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of  sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social everyone can benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Table Text Field Length in Business Central - Better than a Blob

",serif">",sans-serif">Bill Warnke shares: “The maximum length of a table text field in Business Central, as noted in this document, ",sans-serif">Increased maximum length of text and code fields, variables, and text constants",sans-serif">, is 2048 characters. This is a little cleaner than dealing with a blob. ",sans-serif">It’s about this much: 

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D365 Business Central: How to Extend Automated Log Off Time

",serif">",sans-serif">Gwendolynn is exasperated",sans-serif">: “Does anyone know how I can prevent Business Central from automatically logging me off? Or at least extend the amount of time it takes to do so? It's causing me HUGE issues.”

",serif">",sans-serif">Kyle commiserates: “I have been chasing this problem for months, and I'm not sure I have a good fix yet. We are testing this week, and I will report back at the end of the week. Suffice to say it is complicated since there are web-server timeouts as well as NST timeouts. I am answering from an on-premises perspective; I have no idea what sort of settings you can control if you are SaaS.

",serif">",sans-serif">Tom ",sans-serif">Marshello offers",sans-serif">: The SaaS version increased it to 2 hours for live tenants with BC 15, but that doesn't affect your Docker.” 

",serif">",sans-serif">Gwendolynn responds",sans-serif">: “Yeah, I've got BC 15 loaded, no Docker. ",sans-serif">Gotta",sans-serif"> go before I get logged out with a message pretending it was done as a courtesy to me.",sans-serif">”

",serif">",sans-serif">Kyle suggests: “These can probably be set with the admin tool, but all the cool nerds use P",sans-serif">owerShell",sans-serif">. Replace ",sans-serif">BCProd",sans-serif"> with whatever your instance name is: 

",serif">",sans-serif">Set-",sans-serif">NAVServerConfiguration ",sans-serif">BCProd",sans-serif"> -",sans-serif">KeyName ",sans-serif">ClientServicesKeepAliveInterval",sans-serif"> -",sans-serif">KeyValue",sans-serif"> "00:00:15" Set-",sans-serif">NAVServerConfiguration ",sans-serif">BCProd",sans-serif"> -",sans-serif">KeyName ",sans-serif">ClientServicesIdleClientTimeout",sans-serif"> -",sans-serif">KeyValue",sans-serif"> "00:20:00" 

",serif">",sans-serif">Set-",sans-serif">NAVServerConfiguration ",sans-serif">BCProd",sans-serif"> -",sans-serif">KeyName ",sans-serif">NavHttpClientMaxTimeout",sans-serif"> -",sans-serif">KeyValue",sans-serif"> "00:20:00" Set-",sans-serif">NAVServerConfiguration ",sans-serif">BCProd",sans-serif"> -",sans-serif">KeyName ",sans-serif">SqlConnectionIdleTimeout",sans-serif"> -",sans-serif">KeyValue",sans-serif"> "00:20:00" 

",serif">",sans-serif">Set-",sans-serif">NAVWebServerInstanceConfiguration",sans-serif"> -",sans-serif">WebServerInstance ",sans-serif">BCProd",sans-serif"> -",sans-serif">KeyName ",sans-serif">SessionTimeout",sans-serif"> -",sans-serif">KeyValue",sans-serif"> "00:20:00" 

",serif">",sans-serif">Kyle asks: “Tom",sans-serif">, in SaaS can you control any of the Service Tier settings?”

",serif">",sans-serif">Tom responds: “No sir.”

Code Annotations in AL: Don't Do It!!

",serif">",sans-serif">In this compelling Vjeko post, ",sans-serif">Code Annotation in AL – Please, Don’t!",sans-serif">, you will learn the history of why code annotations were necessary in the olden days of Navision and NAV, and why you should never, ever do it in Business Central. Great read!

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