Implementing hierarchical menus

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Business value

App developers are often asked to present the entire catalog of business functionality that is offered by their solution so that their users or prospects understand what it can do. Similarly, resellers often want to implement business features by some logical grouping that matches the unique needs of their customers' departments or user roles.

Feature details

In AL, developers can split the sections area control into further subgroups to create more complex hierarchies of links in the navigation menu. Links can run a variety of AL objects including Pages, Reports, XmlPorts, and Codeunits.

In earlier versions of Dynamics NAV, this was achieved through MenuSuites and Departments. In Business Central, these new abilities allow developers to design richer, role-based navigation menus where users can explore functionality available to other roles that might be of interest to them.

A screenshot showing subgrouping of a typical navigation menu

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