Chapter 7. Customizing project preferences

A project stores assets and is part of a space. A space can hold multiple projects.

For example, an organization has many departments, such as HR, Payroll, Engineering, R&D, and so on. Each department maps to a space and every department can have its own projects.

You can create a new project from scratch or clone projects from an existing Git repository.

Procedure

  1. In Business Central, select the Admin icon in the top-right corner of the screen and select Projects. The Projects page opens.
  2. In the Project Preferences pane, click the preference you want to modify. The following preferences are available:

    • File exporting: This preference has the following properties:

      Table 7.1. File exporting properties

      FieldDescription

      PDF orientation

      Determines whether the PDF orientation is portrait or landscape.

      PDF units

      Determines whether the PDF unit is PT, MM, CN or IN.

      PDF page format

      Determines whether the PDF page format is A[0-10], B[0-10], or C[0-10].

    • Spaces: This preference has the following properties:

      Table 7.2. Spaces properties

      FieldDescription

      Name

      The default name of the space that is created automatically if none exists.

      Owner

      The default owner of the space that is created automatically if none exists.

      Group ID

      The default group ID of the space that is created automatically if none exists.

      Alias (in singular)

      Determines the customized alias (singular) of the space.

      Alias (in plural)

      Determines the customized alias (plural) of the space.

    • Default values: This preference has the following properties:

      Table 7.3. Default values properties

      FieldDescription

      Version

      The default version number of a project when creating projects using the Quick setup option.

      Description

      The default description of a project when creating projects using the Quick setup option.

      Branch

      The default branch to be used when using a Git repository.

    • Advanced GAV preferences: This preference has the following properties:

      Table 7.4. Advanced GAV preference properties

      FieldDescription

      Disable GAV conflict check?

      Determines whether to enable or disable the GAV conflict check. Disabling this feature allows projects to have the same GAV (Group ID, Artifact, Version).

      Allow child GAV edition?

      Determines whether to allow child/sub-projects to have GAV edition.

      Note

      Duplicate GAV detection is disabled for projects in Development Mode. To enable duplicate GAV detection for a project in Business Central, go to project SettingsGeneral SettingsVersion and toggle the Development Mode option to OFF (if applicable).

  3. Click Save.