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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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How to Get Translation Files From Base App

How to Get Translation Files From Base App

Actually I just wanted to write a post about how to translate copied standard reports. To do this you need to use the Base App translation files. Unfortunately, I didn’t find a good up2date post that describes all possible ways to get the translation files. That’s why I’m writing this one myself. Many roads lead to Rome, the same is true for the translation files. There are three ways to get the Base App Translation Files as of today. Option…

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3 Ways To Delete Records From a Table

3 Ways To Delete Records From a Table

Select record -> Delete -> Yes…really delete. Next record. Rinse and repeat. 100 times. Have you ever found yourself in a situation like this where you had to delete 100 records or more in Business Central? Often the reason is that Rapid Start packages have been used to insert masses of incorrect data into the system. The nasty, nasty Rapidstart! Now how to you delete records in Business Central? In good old C/SIDE we would have simply executed the table…

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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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