Use filters and views more easily

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End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020

Business value

As the business grows, so does table data in the database, making quick analysis of the data or even finding records more challenging without the right tools. Defining the perfect set of filters can be a time-consuming, iterative process where the ability to persist filters will save having to recreate them the next time they are needed.

Feature details

The 2019 release wave 2 eliminated the need to recreate commonly used filters by allowing users to permanently save filters as a view in the web client. Based on community feedback, we're now improving the filter experience further:

  • When authoring filters that use expressions, such as date ranges or filter tokens, you can toggle the filter field to display either the expression or the corresponding value. To view the expression, simply set the focus to the filter field using a keyboard or mouse. This is particularly useful when saving list views so that date- or time-sensitive expressions can easily be modified when needed.

  • While on a list page, saving the URL as a browser favorite will include the current view, allowing you to link directly to the view when you navigate to that favorite. Note that the web client URL will only include views and filters that have been saved.

  • When working with lists, Business Central will help you pick up where you left off if you are disconnected or you reload the web page by trying to return to the last view you visited.

See also

Save and Personalize List Views (docs)