Business Central 2023 wave 2 (BC23): Use actions to go to or fix errors inline

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.

Use actions to go to or fix errors inline:

Business value:
Business Central validates data to improve its accuracy and reliability. When there’s an error, Business Central shows a small validation dialog to inform you. We’ve added actions on validation dialogs that take you to the problem so you can fix it, or have Business Central fix it for you when possible. The clear and actionable information in validation messages helps you quickly resolve errors so you can get about your business.

Validating data helps reduce the risk of errors and inconsistencies and raises its overall quality.

However, finding errors is one thing, resolving them can be another. In the previous release wave, we introduced actions on error messages that either take you to the page where you can fix an error or have Business Central fix it for you. More details: Provide Title and custom actions to Error dialogs (Custom Actions in error messages)

To further increase your ability to resolve errors yourself, Microsoft are bringing those same capabilities to validation dialogs. If you enter data that causes an error, you can go to the page where you can fix the problem or have Business Central do that for you.

For example, when approving a general journal, the approver changes the G/L account by mistake. Business Central shows an inline validation error with actions.

Show comments and Reject approval are error actions that users can click.

Show comments: The Show comments action takes you directly to the Approval Comments page where you can add a comment about a change, removing the need to browse and find an action that will do the same.

Reject approval: The Reject approval action rejects the approval request and enables the approver to make the change, removing the need to browse and find an action that will do the same.

In codeunit 1535 “Approvals Mgmt.”:

In addition, the following two icons are added to all inline validation error message.
Refresh icon: Choosing the Refresh icon reverts the change the user made. The Refresh icon is available in the inline validation error message, which gives it more context and makes it easier to access.

Copy: Choosing the Copy details icon copies the technical details from the error to your clipboard, which makes it easy to share the information for troubleshooting with support.
More details: Get unblocked using actionable error messages in select application areas

Users who prefer keyboard navigation will appreciate easy access to inline validation error actions. The Alt+Up keyboard shortcut opens and sets focus on the first action in an inline validation error. Use the Tab key to go through the other actions that are available in an inline validation error.

Great. Give it a try!!!😁

PS: In addition, this update also caused a very controversial problem.
The color of the error message has been changed in Business Central 2023 wave 2 (BC23)

This is discussed on X (Twitter) and in MS Yammer:

MS Yammer group: Public preview 2023 release wave 2
The latest response from Microsoft:


Hope this will help.

Thanks for reading.



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