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Business Central integration to OneDrive

OneDrive is a great tool for storing and sharing your files. However, the tool can also be useful when using Business Central.

Direct Business Central integration with OneDrive CloudStorage

Microsoft is working hard to create integration across the applications that make up Dynamics 365, Power Platform and Microsoft 365. 'Better with Microsoft 365', for example, was a topic for both Business Central 18 and Business Central 19 updates.

A good example is that it is possible to use OneDrive to store documents from Business Central. In practice, this means that you can use your own personal OneDrive account or create one on the fly by going through Microsoft Sharepoint.

You can use Business Central integration with OneDrive in two of the following ways:

  • The classic way to have your folder on the disk
  • The modern method via the .ASPX OneDrive site integrated in Sharepoint Online

Whichever method you use, a Sharepoint Online instance must be created / activated if it is not already there.

Why is the integration useful?

  • Open and edit your PDF files
    The attachments inserted in Business Central are copied to OneDrive. From there, it is possible to open them directly and edit them if you need to
  • PDF viewer no longer needed
    A big advantage is also that Sharepoint lets you open any document, which means you no longer need a PDF viewer to open the document in Business Central
  • Complete integration
    In addition, the integration is interesting because it gives a clear picture of a complete integration to Sharepoint and OneDrive
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