Run an elevated PowerShell ISE and execute the contained publish cmdlet by providing the container name and the extension path:

Publish-NAVContainerApp -containerName BCSANDBOX -appFile "C:\TEMP\" -skipVerification

The publish action performs the following tasks:

  • Uploads the .app file through Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Server service
  • Unpacks the .app content in memory
  • Populates several tables in the application database based on the .app content

At the end of this action:

  • No changes are applied to the metadata structure
  • No user experience (UX) or business logic changes are applied

This process simply stores the extension content inside the application database, ready to be synchronized (distributed) ...

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