11 March 2024

Mandatory Fields in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central: The Solution with Field Validation

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, accurate data entry is crucial for ensuring smooth business processes. One of the challenges companies face is correctly and completely filling in mandatory fields. Fortunately, our extension Field Validation provides an elegant solution to address this issue. 

What Are Mandatory Fields? 

Mandatory fields are those that are essential for specific processes. To complete a process, you must fill in these fields. Examples include customer names, posting groups, and payment terms. 

Field Validation: The Key to Reliable Data 

Our extension, Field Validation, allows you to set up flexible data quality rules and mandatory fields for all your master data. Here are some highlights: 

1. Simple Validation Rules: 

  • Easily set up validation rules for each field, such as mandatory, filter, or length rules. 
  • These validations depend on conditions, allowing precise control over when data needs validation. 
  • You can also set validations on related tables, like ensuring at least one sales price is entered before releasing an item or validating sales lines before releasing an order. 

2. Standard Dimension Management: 

  • Validate default dimension settings at the master data level. 
  • Set initial values for records so that conditions are preconfigured (e.g., blocking an item upon insertion). 

3. Regular Expressions: 

  • Validate records using regular expressions for more complex validation needs. 

How Does It Work? 

  • Record Level: Field Validation validates at the record level. You can set specific validations per company or permission set (and thus per user). 
  • Ready to Use: We provide dozens of default table relations to get you started. You can be up and running within a day.

Why Choose Field Validation? 

Our extension ensures that data is correctly and completely entered at the source, leading to smoother core business processes. No more errors due to missing or incorrect data! 

Field Validation is available in both the Essential and Premium editions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. It supports all countries where Business Central is used and is available in both English and Dutch. 

In short, with Field Validation, you can make your business data more reliable and streamline your daily processes. Try it today and experience the difference! 🚀