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9 Tips For Developing Reports in AL

9 Tips For Developing Reports in AL

Damn it. I gave everything to write 10 tips together, but in the end there were only 9. Reports can drive you to despair in AL. While extensions have been available for tables and pages for a long time, we have to be patient with reports until the following screenshot of a report extension becomes reality. To make your life as easy as possible until then, I’d like to share a few tips for developing reports in AL. For some…

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How To Translate Copied Reports

How To Translate Copied Reports

There are already some tutorials that are dedicated to the topic of translations. But I haven’t found one yet that is specifically for reports. That’s why I will take on this task today. For reports, we currently have the special case that we do not create “empty” objects, but often copy standard reports and customize them for customers. At least this is the case now, maybe this will change in 2021 with the announced report extensions. Unfortunately, the copied reports…

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Report Overview – How To Run All Your Reports

Report Overview – How To Run All Your Reports

Are you also getting tired of navigating through Business Central to run your reports?Do you want to know which custom reports you created in your extensions and run them easily? Then the Report Overview I created is the cure for your problem. What Is The Report Overview? I created the Report Overview for two reasons: Firstly, I wanted an easy way to run and test reports. Secondly, I wanted to open the pages related to my reports so I can…

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Refreshing RDLC Dataset in Visual Studio

Refreshing RDLC Dataset in Visual Studio

Getting Changes from the RDLC Dataset When you design RDL(C) Layouts, you usually work with datasets. The dataset defines which data you can use in your report. When you worked with C/SIDE, there has always been a difference how changes in the RDLC dataset were handled by Visual Studio and Report Builder. Once you had Report Builder opened with a specific dataset, you could not change the dataset and reload the changes without reopening Report Builder. For Visual Studio on…

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RDL(C) Reports with Visual Studio 2017 or Report Builder 2016? – 5 Differences

RDL(C) Reports with Visual Studio 2017 or Report Builder 2016? – 5 Differences

When it comes to designing RDL reports in Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Business Central, there are three different programs which you can use: Visual Studio Report Builder Word Especially as a beginner you will be confronted with a decision between these two fellas: Visual Studio 2017 or Report Builder 2016? Layouts created with Microsoft Word have the file extension .docx. They differ greatly from layouts generated by Microsoft Report Builder (.rdl) and Microsoft Visual Studio (.rdlc). For this reason, I…

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