Business Central 2023 wave 2 (BC23): Share readable deep links to pages and records

Dynamics 365 Business Central

Hi, Readers.
The public preview for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2023 release wave 2 (BC23) is available. Learn more: Link.

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

Share readable deep links to pages and records:

Business value:
Like many web applications, Business Central offers deep linking to pages and records, enabling users to copy the current URL and share that with others, or add links to their browser favorites. In this wave, the Business Central web client introduces a simple and consistent naming convention so that pasting a link to any Business Central page or record results in a readable hyperlink that clearly indicates context but hides the full URL, which is often daunting to work with. Not only does this feature enrich hyperlinks pasted into rich text editors such as in Outlook, OneNote or Teams, it also delivers a better experience when you use Business Central with modern browser features, such as collections in Microsoft Edge.

This new feature is similar to Distinguish between browser tabs when multitasking (New browser tab name).

Business Central uses a simple and consistent naming convention for deep links when you copy the URL in the browser or use the Copy link action and paste the link into any rich text editor:

  • Context: The hyperlink for a list, card, or document page reflects the current record, page, or view, no matter how you got to that page.
  • Readability: To improve readability, secondary information is trimmed from the hyperlink. For example, the full product branding is no longer included, and the view or edit state of the page is also omitted.

For example, Edit- Customer Card – Dynamics 365 Business Central

  • Multicompany: If the company has a badge, the hyperlink includes it.

Test video:

The following table includes examples of deep links pasted in a rich text editor.

PatternExampleHyperlink caption
List pageItems list page“Items”
List view“Open” filtered view on Sales Orders list“Sales Orders – Open”
Single recordItem card showing single record“Item Card – 1896 ∙ ATHENS Desk”
Setup pagesSales and Inventory Forecast Setup page“Sales and Inventory Forecast Setup”
Draft recordsNew customer card“New – Customer card”
Root URLBusiness Manager Role Center home page“Dynamics 365 Business Central”
Profile overrideURL includes ?profile=DISPATCHER“Service Manager – Dynamics 365 Business Central”

Some simple examples:

PS: When you paste a link into a simple text field or plain text editor, the URL is pasted instead of a readable hyperlink.

Nice improvement. Give it a try!!!😁


Hope this will help.

Thanks for reading.



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