Friday, February 12, 2021

Disable Browser Autofill with Business Central

 By Steve Endow

While using Business Central with Google Chrome, I started to notice strange words appearing in Business Central fields while I entered data in the browser.

Why are you doing this?

In this example, the word "test" was appearing when I clicked on the drop down list for bank accounts in Business Central.  The suggested value was in a text box displayed over the standard Business Central list box.

This was happening in several fields, and this "auto suggest" feature would display seemingly random words.

I asked the BC Hive Mind on Twitter, and learned that several others have seen this annoying issue. I also quickly received feedback that the behavior is most likely the browser, and not Business Central.

I opened Chrome Settings and found the Autofill settings.

Are you the culprit?

I didn't know which of the Autofill features was causing the issue, but I assumed it was not Passwords.  I can't explain why Chrome would think the word "test" was either a payment method or an address, so it seems like the Autofill feature may be a bit buggy, or overzealous in its desire to suggest field values.

So I opened both "Payment methods" and "Addresses and more" and I turned both of those off.

I banish thee

After turning off both the "Payment methods" and "Addresses and more" Autofill features, the problem went away completely for me.

I don't know if just one of those was the issue, or if both were involved, but I don't use either of those features in Chrome, so turning them off won't be an issue for me.

I hope this helps you avoid this annoying browser quirk.

If you find similar behaviors with other browsers that require a different fix, please let me know and I'll update this post.

Steve Endow is a Microsoft MVP in Los Angeles.  He works with Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft Power Automate, Power Apps, Azure, .NET, Dynamics GP, and SQL Server.

You can also find him on Twitter and YouTube 

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