Choice is agony. How do you discard a whole world of possibility and settle for a single option?

The other hard thing about options is how to program the buggers in AL… After finding precisely zero results on Google (I’m sure there is something to be found, I just lack the patience to find it) I decided to share my findings here.

To add a field of type option

Options field

And to use an option as a variable:

Options var

So there you go, the agony of choice now lies with your users. Where it should be.


About the Author René Brummel

My driving force is the will to learn. Every day brings its unique challenges, my goal is to rise to each challenge and learn from it. My professional expertise is the streamlining and optimization of business processes. My experience ranges from software development (I know AL, C/AL, C#, .NET, Visual Basic etc) and implementation to business processes optimization, project management, training, and coaching. At the heart of what I do lies my vision, “sustainable change comes from conscious choice, made out of free will”. In my spare time I am a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse. B.A.C.A. helps abused children to no longer be afraid of the world in which they live.


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