Tell Me FAQ

This topic answers questions that our advanced users often ask about the new Tell Me feature, which has replaced the previous Page Search feature known as Find Pages and Reports.

Are all actions from my current page discoverable in Tell Me?

No. Actions in parts, such as the Sales Lines part or FactBoxes, are not displayed in Tell Me.

Are the results in Tell Me filtered by permissions?

If the user does not have AccessByPermissions then actions are not displayed. However, pages and reports appear in the results but require that the user has permission to access them. A message will display if the user does not have permission to view the object.

Does Tell Me display content from my customizations or installed third-party extensions?

Actions, pages, and reports that originate from extensions are picked up by Tell Me, but custom help documentation is not. For technical information about how to make custom pages and reports discoverable, see Adding Pages and Reports to Search.

Page Search has evolved into Tell Me to help you get work done quickly. Page Search could only help you navigate to pages or reports. At a technical level, Tell Me is no longer based on the legacy MenuSuite concept.

I use on-premises Business Central. Does that include Tell Me?

You can use Tell Me in the on-premises Web Client to find actions, pages, and reports, but not documentation, or apps and consulting services on AppSource. Users connecting to Business Central from the Dynamics NAV client continue to use Page Search.

Is Tell Me available for all form factors?

Tell Me is only available in the Web Client or Windows desktop app.

Are the documentation results available in any language?

The help articles display in the language you have specified in My Settings, if help is available in that language.

See Also

Finding Features and Information