Business Central: Camera from Browser and Mobile APP

Business Central: Camera from Browser and Mobile APP

With the new release of Business Central it is possible access the camera of a device from the Business Central Web client in the browser and from the Business Central Mobile App. This allows the user to take pictures and handle them directly from the same device, and in that way, improve accuracy of capturing data closest to the source, and reduce end-to-end time to perform tasks.

Not only does this modernize the experience, but when applied to the right scenarios, it can also reduce time and effort of data entry and help capture information closer to the source.

Business Central – Camera

“Create incoming doc from Camera”


The use of the Camera by Web Client or in APP is very useful in certain usage scenarios if used together with document acquisition (a function that has already existed for some time); direct access to the Camera can be useful for collecting expense reports or any document that must have been transmitted (example in a company that works on Projects and must control resource costs fast).

Once “collected the document” through the Camera, it is possible to attach the picture acquired to a new document (incoming document) and use the document for different purposes, example to account for it directly.


  • Click on “Use the camera
  • Click on “Take a picture


Capture my quarantined photo (in my son’s room).

Click “use” ore “retake” to acquire picture

After the image acquisition it is possible to see a new document in “incoming documents“…

Open the new “Incoming Document

The document was created with the scanned image linked, the document is ready for use, to be edited, managed and posted.

Here is the acquired document

Two options to create a new document

  • Creare from Camera
  • Create form File (this option already existed)

Management of the acquired document

  • Create Manually

With this option it is possible to create new documents starting from the acquired document or to book them directly

From “Create Manually” you can create:

  • Journal (direct posting)
  • Sales Invoice
  • Sales Credit Memo
  • Purchase Invoice
  • Purchase Credit Memo

Juornal posting batch example

Enjoy! Great feature for Demos!

4 thoughts on “Business Central: Camera from Browser and Mobile APP

  • 26 April 2020 at 6:10 PM

    hi stefano, is it also possible to take photos for items? regards franz

    • 27 April 2020 at 7:35 AM

      hi, with the “Camera” feature in BC SaaS you can “shot” a photo or import a picture from file using device’s camera. Nothing else.

      About Items
      I have not tried but on the Item Card there are TAKE and IMPORT options (so I think it is possible to acquire picture).

      for Om-premise
      You need programming to implement it in On-premise (nont in SaaS)

    • 7 May 2020 at 12:05 PM

      On item DataType is mediaset, it will throw warning that DataType must be Media. You can add another field of data type Media and write the same code to store value.

  • 7 May 2020 at 12:08 PM

    Hi Stefano sir,

    This query is regarding on-premises, I used that functionality and created a certificate binded in IIS and in chrome also gave camera permission but still it this does not detect camera.

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