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How to login

There should be two environments available:

1. Production https://yourDomain.skc.lu/BusinessCentral
2. 
Test https://yourDomain.skc.lu/BusinessCentral_test

To open the production environment:

1. Open the following link in a recent web Browser: https://yourDomain.skc.lu/BusinessCentral;

2. Login using single sign-on;

3. If you’ve forgotten your password, don’t worry you can reset it yourself.
 

Understanding the Role Center

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central offers role-tailored experience for each user according to their role inside the company.
The start page might be different according to the user who is connected:



The green area represents the navigation menu, tailored to your role:



The blue area shows you warnings or tips regarding Business Central in general, or conditionally in case of certain actions:



The read area is the headline. It is supposed to give you important insights on what’s going on:



The yellow area is also called the “Activities” area. Under that section you should find important insides related to your job and tasks that have been assigned to you:


Changing Role Centers

If you feel like a user has the wrong role center assigned, please navigate to the following page:



Then, select the user that you think should have another start page (called “role center):




And assign another role center from the list of available options:



Tell Me function

When you need help finding something, use the Tell me what you want to do icon to search for it. You can also use ALT+Q to start using Tell Me.


 

When you start typing characters, Business Central immediately displays matches. Results in the list change as you type more characters. If you notice that when you enter the word "product" and the results include "items," that's because Tell Me uses synonyms and alternate search terms to make it easier to find actions, pages, and reports.
The column to the right indicates the general category of the result. For example, whether it will open a list page or is an administrative task .
Note
If you prefer to use your keyboard, use the Tab key and arrow keys to choose an item in the results. If you press Enter on your keyboard without choosing a result, Business Central opens the result that is listed first.

General

Find an Action on the Current Page

The On Current Page section lets you find and perform actions on the page you have open. For example, if the Sales Quote page is open and you type "customer," the section includes an action that opens the customer card for the customer chosen on the sales quote.
Note
The list includes only actions that are available in the Navigation Bar at the top of the page. Actions on FastTabs are not included.

Find a Page or a Task

The results in the Go to Pages and Tasks section provide access to other pages and let you perform tasks. The pages and tasks that are listed depend on the user experience you chose for your company. The Essential experience gives access to fewer than the Premium experience does. The first time you sign in, you use the Essential experience. For more information, see Customizing Your Business Central Experience.

Find a Report or Archived information

The Go to Reports and Analysis section offers access to reporting tools. For example, you can open the Balance Sheet report from the list, or access archived documents and other information.

Find information in the Help

Under Documentation you will see articles from the Business Central documentation that describe concepts and provide step-by-step guidance for completing tasks in the application.
Note
Documentation for third-party extensions is not included in the results.

Get more functionality by finding an App on Microsoft AppSource

Our partner community is busily developing apps that add capabilities to Business Central. The Get from Microsoft AppSource section lists apps for Business Central that are available on Microsoft AppSource and are related to the keyword you searched for. 

Searching for data

The Tell me what you want to do function does not search for data, such as customer names, addresses, or transactions. Instead, you can search for data in list pages by choosing the Search icon in the left corner of the list header. The search applies only to the list you are viewing. For more information, see Sorting, Searching, and Filtering Lists.

Questions

We have shown Tell Me to a range of stakeholders, noted the questions that they had in common, and turned our notes into a list frequently asked questions. If you are interested, see Tell Me FAQ.

Searching lists

If you want to search the contents of lists, you can do so by clicking on the magnifying glass on the respective list:



Just type what you are looking for, the system will search in all available columns automatically. The list gets filtered while you type:

Filtering and sorting

For a full guide on filtering and sorting, please click here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/ui-enter-criteria-filters
Let’s take the example of an inventory list. First of all, navigate to the Lot No. Information list by using the Search Function.



You will find the list of all the lots that have existed in the database:



Some of these lots are empty in the meantime, like Lot No. 370:




Let’s say you don’t want to see empty lots, but only lots that currently have quantity.
Start by opening the filtering pane:



Then, select the field you want to set a filter onto:



Type, different from zero:




And hit “Enter”. The list now filtered on lots that currently have quantity.
You see, that the Lot No. 370 has disappeared:



You can even set more advanced filters, like “Date Filters” which allow you to see which lots had quantity at a particular date in the past.

Hit enter after having changed the dates, and the list will be refreshed:



Lastly, you can also sort the lists by clicking on the column you are interested in:

Keyboard shortcuts

The keyboard shortcuts aide accessibility and can make it easier and more efficient to navigate to different areas and elements on a page.
The keyboard shortcuts are supported by most web browsers; however, the behavior may vary slightly.

The keyboard shortcuts described here refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. The layout of the keys on other keyboards may not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.
Most of the shortcuts are the same no matter whether the operating system is Windows or macOS; however, there are some shortcuts that differ for macOS. These are indicated in parentheses in the tables in the sections that follow.
For more information you can consult
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/keyboard-shortcuts

General keyboard shortcuts

The following table describes keyboard shortcuts for navigating and accessing different elements of a page, such as actions, drop-down lists, lookups, and more. For details about keyboard shortcuts for navigating records once you get inside a list, see the next section.

Press these keys
(in macOS)
To do this
Alt+Down Arrow Open a drop-down list or look up a value for a field.
Alt+Right Arrow See the transactions that resulted in a calculated value in a field.
Alt+F2 Show and hide the FactBox pane.
Alt+Q
(Ctrl+Alt+Q)
Open Tell me what you want to do box that can help you find a page, a report, an action on the current page, or an article in the documentation.
Alt+T Open the My Settings page.
Alt+Up Arrow Show tooltip for a field or a column header of a table. If the field has validation errors, press "Alt+Up Arrow" to show the validation error. Press "Esc" or "Alt+Up Arrow" to close the tooltip.
Ctrl+Alt+F1 Open and close the page inspection pane. The page inspection pane shows information about the page, like its source table, fields, filters, extensions, and more.

For more information, see
Inspecting Pages.
Ctrl+C Copy the value of field. If the field is in focus, and you have not selected any text in the field, this will copy the entire value. If you have selected any text in the field, then it will copy the selected text only.
Ctrl+F1 Open the Business Central help for the page.
Ctrl+F5 Reload the Business Central application.

This is similar to selecting refresh/reload in the browser.
F5 Refresh the data on the current page.

Use this to ensure that the data on the page is up-to-date with any changes that others have made while you are working.
Ctrl+F12 Switch between wide and narrow layout view.
Enter Enable or access the element or control that is in focus.
Esc Close the current page or drop-down.
Tab Move focus to the next control or element on a page, such as actions, buttons, fields, or list headings.
Shift+Tab Move focus to the previous control or element on a page, such as actions, buttons, fields, or list headings.

Keyboard shortcut in list

The following table describes the keyboard shortcuts that you can use in a list page. The shortcut action is slightly different depending on whether the page is shown in the list view or tile view.

General

Press these keys
(in macOS)
To do this in a list view To do this in a tile view
Alt+F7 Sort the selected column in ascending or descending order. Not applicable.
Shift+F10 Open a menu of options that are available for selected row. Not applicable.
Alt+N Open a page for creating a new record; the same way as selecting the New action. Same.

Navigating between rows and columns

Press these keys
(in macOS)
To do this in a list view To do this in a tile view  
Ctrl+Home
(Fn+Ctrl+Left Arrow)
Select the first row in the list; focus remains in the same column. Move to the first tile in first row.  
Ctrl+End
(Fn+Ctrl+Right Arrow)
Select the last row in the list; focus remains in the same column. Move to the last tile in last row.  
Home
(Fn+Left Arrow)
Move to the first field in the row. Move to the first tile in the row.  
End
(Fn+right Arrow)
Move to the last field in the row. Move to the last tile in the row.  
Enter Open the record that is associated with the field.

Only relevant if a card page is associated with the record.
Opens the record.

Only relevant if a card page is associated with the record.
 
Ctrl+Enter Move focus to the next element outside the list. Move focus to the next element outside the list.  
Down Arrow Move in the same column to the field in the row below. Move in the same column to the tile in the row below.  
Up Arrow Move in the same column to the field in the row above. Move in the same column to the tile in the row above.  
Right Arrow In a view-only list, move in the same row to the next field to the right.

In an editable list, move to the right within the current field.
Move in the same row to the next tile to the right.  
Left Arrow In a view-only list, move in the same row to the previous field to the left.

In an editable list, move to the left within the current field.
Move in the same row to the previous tile to the left.  
Page Up
(Fn+up Arrow)
Scroll to display the set rows above the current rows in view. Scrolls to display the set of tiles above the current tiles in view.  
Page Down
(Fn+down Arrow)
Scroll to display the set rows below the current rows in view. Scroll to display the set of tiles below the current tiles in view.  
Tab In editable list, move in the same row to the next field to the right. Not applicable.  
Shift+Tab In editable list, move in the same row to the previous field to the left. Not applicable.  

Selecting, copying and pasting

Press these keys
(in macOS)
To do this in a list view To do this in a tile view
Ctrl+Click
(Cmd+Click)
Extend the selection of rows to include the row that you click. Not applicable.
Shift+Click Extend the selection of rows to include the row that you click and all the rows in between.

You can use this after using Ctrl+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Up Down to expand your selection.
Not applicable.
Ctrl+Up Arrow
(Ctrl+Cmd+Up Arrow)
Move focus to the row above and keep the current row selected. Not applicable.
Ctrl+Down Arrow
(Ctrl+Cmd+Down Arrow)
Move focus to the row below and keep the current row selected. Not applicable.
Ctrl+Space Bar
(Ctrl+Cmd+Space )
Extend the selection of rows to include the focused row.

You can use this after using Ctrl+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Down Arrow to expand your selection.
Not applicable.
Ctrl+A Select all rows. Not applicable.
Shift+Up Arrow Extend the selection of rows to include the row above. Not applicable.
Shift+Down Arrow Extend the selection of rows to include the row below. Not applicable.
Shift+Page Up
(Shift+Fn+Up Arrow)
Extend the selection of rows to include all visible rows above the current selection of rows. Not applicable.
Shift+Page Down
(Shift+Fn+Down Arrow)
Extend the selection of rows to include all visible rows below the current selection of rows. Not applicable.
Ctrl+C
(Cmd+C)
Copy the selected rows to the Clipboard. Not applicable.
Ctrl+V
(Cmd+V)
Paste the selected rows from the Clipboard into the current page or external document, like Microsoft Excel or Outlook email. You can only do this in editable lists. Not applicable.
F8 Copy the field in the same column of the row above, and paste it into the current row. You can only do this in editable lists. Using this shortcut followed by a Tab lets you quickly fill out fields in line items that you want to have the same value as the row above. Not applicable.

Searching and filtering lists

Press these keys
(in macOS)
To do this
F3 Toggles the search box.
  • Activate the search box, so you can start typing your search text.
  • If the search box is already activated, F3 returns to the list without clearing the search text.
Shift+F3 Open and close the filter pane.
  • If the filter pane is not open, Shift+F3 opens it and focuses on the + Filter action under Filter list by, which lets you just hit Enter to start adding a field filter.
  • If the filter pane is already open, Shift+F3 closes it but does not clear any filters that you have added.
Ctrl+Shift+F3 Open and close the filter pane.
  • If the filter pane is not open, Ctrl+Shift+F3 opens it and focuses on the + Filter action under Filter total by, which lets you just hit Enter to start adding a totals filter.
  • If the filter pane is already open, Ctrl+Shift+F3 closes it but does not clear any filters that you have added.
Alt+F3 Toggle filtering to the selected value.
  • Applies a column filter on the selected field value in the list. This does the same as choosing Filter to this value from a column heading. It opens the filter pane, sets filter to the selected value, while focus remains on cell in the list.
  • If the column is already filtered, Alt+F3 clears the filter on that column.
Shift+Alt+F3 Open the filter pane and add a filter on the selected column in the list. Focus is on the new filter field which lets start typing the filter criteria right away.

This does the same as selecting Filter from the column heading.

If there is already a filter on the field, a new filter is added.
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F3 Reset filters. This does the same as choosing Reset filters in the filter pane, and it applies to field and totals filters.

Filters return to the default filters for the current view. If the current view is All, then this is the same as returning to an unfiltered view with all records.
Ctrl+Enter Change focus from the the filter pane back to the list.

Keyboard shortcut in Cards and Documents

The following shortcuts are available on card pages (like Customer) and document pages (like Sales Order) for displaying and modifying records:
 

Press these keys
(in macOS)
To do this
Alt+F6 Collapse and expand the current FastTab.
Alt+N Open a page for creating a new record; the same way as choosing the New action.
Alt+Shift+N Close the current card page and creates a new entity; the same as selecting the back arrow and then the New action.
Ctrl+Down Arrow Open the next record for an entity.
Ctrl+Up Arrow Open the previous record for an entity.
Ctrl+Shift+F12 Maximize the line items part in a document page, like a sales order or invoice. Other parts of the page are hidden, and the line items part expands to entire workspace. Press the keys again to return to the normal display.

For more information, see
Focusing on Line Items.
F6 Move to next FastTab or part (sub-page).
Shift+F6 Move to previous FastTab or part (sub-page).

Quick entry shortcuts for Fields

The following shortcuts pertain to the Quick Entry feature on cards, documents, and list pages. On lists, the shortcuts cannot be used when the list is in the tile view. For more information about Quick Entry, see Accelerating Data Entry Using Quick Entry

Press these keys
(in macOS)
To do this Remarks
Enter Confirm the value in the current field and go to the next Quick Entry field.  
Shift+Enter Confirm the value in the current field and go to the previous Quick Entry field.  
Ctrl+Shift+Enter Confirm the value in the current column and go to next Quick Entry field outside the list.

This shortcut applies to embedded lists on a page, such as line items on a sales order. It enables you to quickly get out of the list and continue entering data in other fields on the page.
 

Keyboard shortcut in Worksheets

The following shortcuts are only available on Worksheet pages, like Item Journals.
 

Press these keys
(in macOS)
To do this
Ctrl+Delete Delete a line item.

Keyboard shortcuts in the Calendar (Date Picker)

When setting a date field, you can either enter the date manually or open a calendar (date picker) that lets you select the date you want. The following table describes the keyboard shortcuts for the calendar.
 

Press these keys
(in macOS)
To do this
Ctrl+Home Open the calendar if closed.
Ctrl+Home
(Cmd+Home)
Move to the current month, current day.
Ctrl+Left Arrow
(Cmd+Left Arrow)
Move to the previous day.
Ctrl+Right Arrow
(Cmd+Right Arrow)
Move to the next day.
Ctrl+Up Arrow
(Cmd+Up Arrow)
Move to the previous week, same day of the week.
Ctrl+Down Arrow
(Cmd+Down Arrow)
Move to the next week, same day of the week.
Enter Select the focused date.
Ctrl+End
(Cmd+End)
Close the calendar and delete current the date.
Esc Close the calendar without a selection, keep current date.
Page Down Move to the next month.
Page Up Move to the previous month.

Keyboard shortcuts in the Report Preview

Press these keys
(in macOS)
To do this
Down Arrow Scroll down the page.
Up Arrow Scroll up the page.
Ctrl+0 (zero)
(Cmd+0)
Fits the entire page on the page.
Ctrl+Home
(Cmd+Home)
Go to the first page of the report.
Ctrl+End
(Cmd+Home)
Go to the last page of the report.
Left Arrow Scroll to the left when the page is zoomed in so that it is not entirely in view.
Right Arrow Scroll to the right when the page is zoomed in so that it is not entirely in view.
Page Down
(Fn+Down Arrow)
Go to the next page of the report.
Page Up
(Fn+Up Arrow)
Go to the previous page of the report.