How to Connect your Visual Studio Code with Business Central
In this article, I am going to show how to connect your business central with visual studio code so that you will be able to start your development for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
There are two versions of business central available
- Business Central On-Prem
- Business Central Online
For both above we need to do some common setup in visual studio code which are as below:
Download and Install Visual Studio Code From the below Link:
Now open visual studio code and go to extensions
And now search for AL Language and select the below.
Now click on install:
After Installation restart the visual studio code.
Now go to command pellet or press Ctrl+Shift+P run command AL>Go
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After that it will ask you the path where you want to save your project by default it will show you a path you can change it if you want (ALProject4 is project name):
After that, it will ask you whether you want to connect it through Business Central Online or Business Central On-Prem
If you select Microsoft Cloud sandbox, then you will be asked for your Business Central Online Account user-id and Password:
If you select the second option i.e. “your own server” this option is used for Business Central On-Prem then you have to change some parameter values launch.json file as below:
You can also find the development port from Business Central administrative tool also you must enable the below two settings in the server instance.
After this restart your service.
And run the command AL>Download Symbols
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If command executes successfully then you will see the below message in the output window of the visual studio code:
Now you are good to go, and you can start your development in AL.
Note: If you are getting some error in downloading symbols then you must check you service port and both options are enabled and you have chosen the right port in Launch.json file, as without downloading the symbols you will not be able to access base objects of business central.
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