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.
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