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Why does converting a report to pre-processing help to resolve timeout issues? 

I assume you are familiar with the below post that contains detailed instructions for increasing relevant timeouts to enable long running reports to execute successfully. How To: Addressing SSRS Session Timeouts (Alternatively Tips to help prevent long-running reports from timing out [AX 2012]) The first recommendation in case of reports which use the Report Data...

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View a full breakdown of cost per item using the Inventory Value Statement with Standard Cost Breakdowns report in Dynamics AX 

*Disclaimer: This blog only applies to items using a Standard Cost item model group.   Many customers have the need to view a full breakdown of costs for individual items that they produce, but have difficulty generating a report that accurately and cleanly breaks down this information.  This can easily be achieved by effectively utilizing...

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PowerBI.com and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 

Power BI just got even more attractive – Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 is ready to take on all the benefits! At Convergence 2015, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, announced that the PowerBI.com preview would be released worldwide. This is an exciting opportunity for our Microsoft Dynamics NAV users around the world to leverage their existing...

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A Couple of RDLC Performance Optimization Tips 

We have received several requests related to optimization tips for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV RDLC report experience. So in this blog post we provide you with a couple of tips for how you can refactor a report in order to increase its performance in terms of dataset reduction – the example is based on the...

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Report Execution Insights 

With the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, the way reports are executed has changed. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, reports can use a built-in RDLC layout (as before), a built-in Word layout, or a custom layout, which can be based on RDLC or Word. Built-in layouts are part of the report object, while custom...

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NEW document reporting tool for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 

Microsoft Dynamics NAV has a great business insight story – Dynamics NAV 2015 makes it even better! With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 endusers can now customize and create their own document reports in familiar Microsoft Word. Building on this capability, Microsoft has announced the upcoming availability of the Microsoft Word reporting add-in – Jet Reports...

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Windows Regional Settings and Number Formatting in RDLC Reports 

You probably know this blog post from Robert Miller: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/nav/archive/2014/03/25/formatted-decimal-values-dropping-symbols-in-rdlc.aspx. It talks about changing/forcing number formats when Windows is not able to do so. For Switzerland (de-CH), number formats in Windows are not correct regarding the thousands separator. It should be formatted “1’234,56” but is formatted like “1 234,56” (a space instead of an apostrophe).  Current...

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Formatted decimal values dropping symbols in RDLC 

I have seen several reports about the Microsoft Dynamics NAV RDLC reports dropping symbols out of decimals when printing out a report.  One of the most common occurrences, that I have seen, is when the de-CH locale is being used by the end user.  After some investigation, it appears that this problem is due to...

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AX Content: Warm up those SSRS servers 

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services periodically restarts, and each restart clears the Reporting Services cache. After this cache has been cleared, it may take some time for the next report that is run to display. For example, you may have noticed that it takes a really long time for the first report that is run...

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