Saturday, 8 February 2020

Failed to connect to the database. Error message: bad JSON escape sequence: \S.

We recently upgraded one of customers from NAV2016 to BC Cloud.
One of the critical step in this upgrade is to move data from BC OnPrem to BC Cloud using Intelligent Cloud/Cloud Data Migration using “Microsoft Integration Runtime Configuration Manager” tool.

We got below error while testing the Connection to the database in tool.

Failed to connect to the database. Error message: bad JSON escape sequence: \S. Path ‘properties.ConnectionString’, line 5, Position 78

Solution: Make sure to use 2 back slashes in your SQL Server details.
We used 1 back slash in above image as CD-NavToBC\SQL2016
But it should be CD-NavToBC\\SQL2016

Thursday, 16 January 2020

End of Mainstream support for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

January 14, 2020 marks the end of mainstream support for Microsoft dynamics NAV 2015. We will not get any new regulatory features or hotfixes for this version anymore.

Please note the date, April 13, 2021 will be end of mainstream support for Dynamics NAV 2016.

Please migrate your NAV versions to D365 Business Central.

Please contact me if you have any questions on migration and/or training required on D365 BC at

Friday, 29 November 2019

How to keep custom extensions in Cloud tenants while upgrading

I hope some of you must have noticed custom apps are uninstalled while upgrading Online tenants.

How can we keep them while upgrading?

As per Microsoft, If we upload extensions via extension management page then those apps won't be uninstalled while upgrading.

If we install extensions via Visual studio code then those apps will be uninstalled while upgrading.

So always keep it in mind to install/upload apps via extension management page and not via visual studio code.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Dynamics 365 Business Central Training Session in Chennai, India

Delivered another Dynamics 365 Business Central 2 days in-class training for Korcomptenz at Chennai on June 16th and 25th, 2019.

Korcomptenz has a very energetic NAV (now D365 BC) development team and I enjoyed providing them this training.
Thank you all. I hope you enjoyed the session too.

If you need Dynamics 365 Business Central training in your office/location then please contact me at

Monday, 1 April 2019

Welcome to Modern Client in D365 BC

Microsoft confirmed in Directions Asia, 2019 that October release of 2019 will support only Modern client based on AL and no windows client/RTC and no C/AL. Start learning AL and upgrade to BC.

Contact me for D365 Business Central development training at