Essential AL Methods
Although there are hundreds of methods in AL, there are several methods that you will use more often than the others. This does not mean that the rest of the methods are obsolete or that you will never use them. However, it does mean that if you are very familiar with this small set of essential methods, you will be able to accomplish many tasks when you are programming in AL. When you want to add more specialized functionality to your applications, you can learn about more of the methods.
The topics in this section describe the most common AL methods. For more details about all of the AL methods, see AL Method Reference.
GET, FIND, and NEXT Methods
SETCURRENTKEY, SETRANGE, SETFILTER, GETRANGEMIN, and GETRANGEMAX Methods
INSERT, MODIFY, MODIFYALL, DELETE, and DELETEALL Methods
CALCFIELDS, CALCSUMS,FIELDERROR, FIELDNAME, INIT, TESTFIELD, and VALIDATE Methods
Progress Windows, MESSAGE, ERROR, and CONFIRM Methods