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New Report Design Guidelines 

[This post has been updated for accuracy since the first publication.] For NAV RDLC reports, we have drafted Report Design Guidelines. I see report developers as artists because they start with a blank piece of paper, just like an artist. As artists, only your imagination stops you from what you draw and add to this piece...

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Embedding fonts into PDF 

Update: I stand corrected, embedding fonts into a PDF is not an option with the SAVEASPDF function in NAV 2009. But now you at least know that this is solved in our next version. /Clausl ****** I just want to share a small tip today. If you need to include a custom font into a...

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Updated: How to log report usage 

Updated: Now with links to both NAV 5.0 and NAV 2009 hotfixes  /Claus Lundstrøm ****** In several partners meetings I have heard this requests over and over again. Claus, when we are planning an upgrade of Classic reports to RDLC reports, we do not always know which reports are actually being used at the customer...

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Sales Dashboard report updated 

In one of our previous blog posts Rene Gayer shared his report Sales Dashboard. The report provides insight into company’s top customers and items, balance per country region, and item purchases/sales: The report also shows the list of opportunities, and you can drill into to-dos for each of the opportunities: 3. Click View >Properties, and...

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What’s new in R2 for reporting 

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 it is time to drill into the new features we have for you in the reporting area. Enhanced connection with Visual Studio when editing layout (RDLC) a. Easy refresh of dataset in Visual Studio In NAV 2009 SP1 you had to close down Visual Studio when you made any...

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Visual Studio 2010 and SSRS (RDLC) reports in NAV 2009 

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 was released. Unfortunately we will not be able to support Visual Studio 2010 in Dynamics NAV 2009 when developing SSRS (RDLC) reports. When you are designing RDLC reports in NAV 2009 you are creating reports in a format known as the “RDL 2005” format. Both Visual...

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Transfooter and Transheader functionality in RDLC(SSRS) reports 

Please note that I have posted a new blog for this subject here. /Claus Lundstrøm In our Classic reports we have the possibility to use Transfooter and Transheader. A typical use for classic Transfooters and Transheaders are to show a current subtotals up to the end of the current page or sums per page These functions...

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