Business Central and NAV2018 at the same machine

Maria-SMaria-S Posts: 81Member
Hello Experts,

Is it possible to have development environments for both NAV2018 (work) and Business Central (want to play with) on the same laptop?
The problem is different versions of Visual Studio Code AL Extension.
Can I have two "installations" of Visual Studio Code with different sets of extensions?

Best Wishes!

Best Answer

  • Maria-SMaria-S Posts: 81
    Accepted Answer
    I made it work:
    1) NAV2018 in container and normal Visual Studio Code connected to it (AL Language v.0.13.111304 ).
    2) Cloud Business Central and _portable_ Visual Studio Code with (AL Language v. 3.0.168874)

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  • SanderDkSanderDk Posts: 314Member
    Yes this is possible, just use different port numbers.
    For help, do not use PM, but use forum instead, perhaps other people have the same question, or better answers.
  • Maria-SMaria-S Posts: 81Member
    What do you mean different port numbers?
    I can have two installations of NAV and use different port numbers to access them, right.
    But how do I use different port numbers in order to have Visual Studio Code use two different versions of AL Language - this is not clear.

  • Maria-SMaria-S Posts: 81Member
    Accepted Answer
    I made it work:
    1) NAV2018 in container and normal Visual Studio Code connected to it (AL Language v.0.13.111304 ).
    2) Cloud Business Central and _portable_ Visual Studio Code with (AL Language v. 3.0.168874)
  • SanderDkSanderDk Posts: 314Member
    Maria-S wrote: »
    What do you mean different port numbers?
    I can have two installations of NAV and use different port numbers to access them, right.
    But how do I use different port numbers in order to have Visual Studio Code use two different versions of AL Language - this is not clear.

    If you google launch.json you will find the documentation of AL:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/developer/devenv-json-files

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    For help, do not use PM, but use forum instead, perhaps other people have the same question, or better answers.
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