Working with the General Functionality in Business Central | Microsoft Docs

When performing business tasks, you interact with data in different ways, such as creating records and entering data, sorting and filtering data, writing notes, and outputting data to other applications.

For example, you can adjust the size and position of any page, expand the width of columns and increase the height of column headers, and change the sorting of data in columns. And if you want to use the horizontal scroll bar to view all columns on a list page or on document lines, you will see that there is a vertical freeze pane to restrict some columns from scrolling.


In addition to the general UI functions described in this section, you can use other general functions that are more business-related. For more information, see General Business Functionality.

The following table lists some of the general functionality with links to topics that describe them.

To See
Find a specific page, report, action, help topic, or partner extension. Using Tell Me to Find Features and Information
Filter data in views, reports, or functions by using special symbols and characters. Sorting, Searching, and Filtering Lists
Learn the many general functions that help you enter data in a quick and easy way. Entering Data
View or process data in specific date ranges. Working with Calendar Dates and Times
Learn how to quickly copy and paste data including by using keyboard shortcuts. Copying and Pasting
See which fields must be filled in. Detecting Mandatory Fields
Understand how the computer locale affects the user interface and the Help site and how to change the language. Changing Language and Locale
Learn how to interact with Excel from practically anywhere in Business Central Viewing and Editing in Excel
Get notified about certain events or changes in status, such as when you are about to invoice a customer who has an overdue balance. Managing Notifications
Change basic settings such as company, work date, and Role Center. Changing Basic Settings
Change which and where UI elements are shown to fit your preferences. Personalizing Your Workspace
Define, preview, print, or save reports and define and run batch jobs. Working with Reports and Batch Jobs
Manage the content and format of reports and documents, including which data fields of a report dataset appear on the report and how they are arranged, text style, images, and more. Managing Report and Document Layouts
Learn about features and capabilities that make Business Central readily available to people with disabilities. Accessibility and Keyboard Shortcuts

Getting Around in Business Central

Here's a short video about how to get around in Business Central .

See Also

Getting Started
Setting Up Business Central
General Business Functionality

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