Disable Integration Records and Integration Management

Enabled for Public preview General availability
End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Sep 8, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020

Business value

Business Central APIs, Common Data Service and Dynamics 365 Sales integration, OCR sync, and duplicate contact search rely heavily on Integration Records and Integration Management, which sometimes could be performance bottlenecks when the number of database operations was high. To improve tenant performance, you can disable Integration Records and Integration Management, and instead use system fields.

We've kept our partner extensions and apps for Business Central tenants in mind. Because the extensions and apps might still depend on Integration Records and Integration Management, admins can wait to enable the new feature until after partner extensions and apps no longer need them.

Feature details

The process for starting to use the system fields rather than Integration Records and Integration Management depends on whether you have a new, existing, or upgraded Business Central tenant.

New Business Central tenants

For new tenants, Integration Records and Integration Management are disabled by default.

Existing and upgraded tenants

Existing or upgraded tenants can manually disable Integration Records and Integration Management. On the Feature Management page, you can select Performance - Disable Integration Management and Integration Record Generation and in the Enabled for column choose All Users. Business Central will stop creating integration records, so the number of record locks should be lower and, as a result of fewer database operations, performance will improve.

Note

Ask your Microsoft partner whether Business Central extensions or apps running in your tenant now have system fields such as systemId, systemModifiedAt, and systemCreatedAt, and therefore no longer require Integration Records and Integration Management to work.

Enabling for partner extensions

If partner extensions or apps are using the Integration Records or Integration Management features, the feature switch must be turned off. To do that, on the Feature Management page, select Performance - Disable Integration Management and Integration Record Generation, and in the Enabled for column choose None.

Note

This feature is available to be enabled as standard for all Business Central customers in Business Central 2020 release wave 2. To enable features that are optional for a period of time, sign in to your online environment and open the Feature Management page to enable the feature.

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