Business Central 2021 wave 2 (BC19) new features: Improved user experience to keep posting setup and dimension issues from going wrong

Dynamics 365 Business Central

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The preview environment for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 release wave 2 (BC19) is available now. Learn more:

Update: Generally available: Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 release wave 2 (BC19)

I will continue to test and share some new features that I hope will be helpful.

Improved user experience to keep posting setup and dimension issues from going wrong:

Business value:

Posting groups and dimensions can be difficult concepts to understand. It’s best to set up posting groups and dimensions up front. However, many companies do that as they go and resolve issues as they arise. We’ve added tools that support learning by capitalizing on concrete examples—for example, when documents are using posting groups that are not set up correctly or have incorrect dimensions or dimension values. Accountants, controllers, and finance people know how specific transactions need to be posted, and guidance when things go wrong with posting setups and dimensions will make it easier to resolve issues.

Feature details:

Product telemetry shows that posting groups and dimensions errors are typically caused by incorrect setup. We’ve made changes to clarify the errors and provide guidance on how to resolve them.

Let’s see some details.

You can now investigate issues with posting setups on the Error Messages page across the application:

The Description column shows details about the error.

The Source and Source Field Name columns point to the posting setup page where the error occurred, and link to a page where you can resolve the issue. This requires the user to have permissions to do so.

The Support URL column provides a link to a troubleshooting guide.

The Error Call Stack specifies the call stack where the error occurred.

Test Video: Posting Setup Error

Additionally, for dimension issues the Error Messages page provides a link in the Context column that opens a page where you can fix the issues in the document. This also requires that the user has permissions to do so.

Test Video: Dimension Error


Hope this will help.

Thanks for reading.



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