Business Central rel. 18.3 – The “Data Administration” Page

Business Central rel. 18.3 – The “Data Administration” Page

In Dynamics 365 Business Central, administrators have different options for handling table and database sizes; until now, these options have been available through several different pages and roles. With this new page, all processes are displayed in a single place. An in-product assistant can be used for guidance.

These features were already present in Dynamics NAV, have been reintroduced from Business Central release 18.3 also in Business Central (from a request entered and voted on in Microsoft Ideas).

The two most important features to use are:

  • Data Clean-Up
  • Date Compression 

These features are to be used with caution after having made at least one backup; the scope is to reduce space, optimize tables, and streamline the system to make it faster and more efficient.

Risultato immagine per clean up Risultato immagine per date compression

MS Docs Link


The “Data Administration” Main Page – ALL in one place!


Step-by Step Guide

Data Admin guide Setup – Step-by-step guide explaining what can be done\handled by the page

Example: Guide for Date Compression tool


#1 – The “Data Clean-Up” – Section

This feature allows the deletion of data that is no longer useful and can be deleted; many are deletions of history tables that can easily be deleted.


#2 – The “Date Compression” – Section

It allows date compression (data historicization) by creating summary data and eliminating transactional entries.

Date Compress Utilities – example

Example for Wharehouse entries compression

and.. direct Access to “Retention Policy Page” for maintenance