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Module Installation

In this section we describe the installation of Anveo EDI Connect for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Please follow the steps in the given order. If you want to upgrade, please see the upgrade section. You can find an installation checklist at the end of this chapter.

How to get the Extension

The module is available as an extension for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. You can get it either via Microsoft AppSource, or can be provided by your Dynamics partner. The extension will setup most of the module automatically. If you’ve got a license key, you should enter it, like shown below.

If you’re using Microsoft Business Central V13 or V14 you can still use FOB-Files. But we recommend switching to the Business Central Extension. Please change the platform to Microsoft Dynamics 2018 to get the help for the FOB-Version.

Remote Communication Add-In

The remote components are only provided in a special on-premise version of the Extension. Please use our remote service that will be available shortly in new projects, or provide your own communication handler.

This step is optional. You only have to install the add-in if you want to use the remote communication handler for FTP/SFTP or SMTP/POP3 based file interchange. You need to install the components on the service tier and on the development machines, where you want to be able to compile the objects.

Please start the setup program provided in the installation folder and follow the instructions. You can find the installer program in the folder Optional_Installers.

Opening the EDI Setup Window

Please restart your Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central client. Use the search to open the EDI Setup page.

Importing the License Key

Before using Anveo EDI Connect you have to set the license key. Go to the tab License in the EDI Setup window. You will find your Business Central serial number and the Business Central company name for your information. We will provide you the license based on these values. If you do not already received a license key, please send us a request including these two values. The license key should look like this: XYZZ-12GH-I89L-JJHK-KKJZ. Please enter the key in the field License Key . If the key is valid, the read only fields will be filled automatically with license details. If you license is not bound to a specific company name, you will have to enter a license company filter.

Screenshot: EDI Setup - Enter Licensed Company Filter
Screenshot: Enter a Licensed Company Filter

We may also provide a Partner License Key that allows you to use the customer’s license while you have your development license imported into the system. Or in other words it will check the Business Central serial number against the partner key, if the customer’s license key does not match. The key has the same format and can be entered into the field Partner License Key.

Screenshot: EDI Setup - Enter Partner License Key
Screenshot: Enter Partner License Key


If you plan to use our module to convert EDIFACT, you will have to import the general EDIFACT data as well as the required EDIFACT versions. We describe the required steps in the next section EDIFACT Standards.