Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Professional Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics NAV is widely used in enterprises with its enhanced reporting features, but there still isn’t a book that covers reporting in depth, until now. This book will show you what’s possible and exactly how to develop reports for Dynamics NAV 2009. Learn why reports are designed in a specific way and then apply this knowledge to your advantage.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Professional Reporting is an essential guide to understanding the effort involved in creating reports in Dynamics NAV 2009, and all of the available reporting possibilities. Reading this book will result in a better understanding and it will help you save time during development.
The book starts with an overview of what kind of reports you can create without a developer using charts, dimensions, and analysis views. The next chapter will introduce the new architecture of Role Tailored Client (RTC) reports and the basics on how to create them or have them generated. Moving on we will discuss data visualization, where you will learn how and when to implement all the available Visual Studio controls. Document reports and other types of specific reports are covered next, and you will get to know all the best workarounds for getting them to work correctly.
Knowing other related features is vitally important to obtain a helicopter view of all the reporting possibilities of Dynamics NAV, and the next chapter will introduce Business Intelligence concepts and available technologies that could be used in combination with the Dynamics NAV database. Technology is evolving rapidly and new versions of Dynamics NAV are in the pipeline, so the book will also provide you with a view to the future and how to prepare for it.
What you will learn from this book:
- Create reports using RDLC technology in the Role Tailored Client
- Use the Visual Studio Report Designer and customize it to meet your requirements
- Develop Document reports
- Estimate the time required to develop specific types of reports
- Explore the hidden Dynamics NAV report capabilities
- Use expressions to simulate conditional formatting in Dynamics NAV reports
- Learn everything about Charts and Chart types in the RTC
- Get a view of the other technologies in the BI world and how to integrate them to the Dynamics NAV database
- Add interactive features such as Visibility Options, Interactive Sort, Document Maps, and Pictures to the report
This book doesn’t assume any prior experience with Dynamics NAV reporting. It is designed as an easy to follow guide, where each chapter builds upon the previous one, but can also be read completely separately. Basically this book is for everyone who is using Microsoft Dynamics NAV or has an interest on the reporting capabilities of NAV 2009. The book does not have major prerequisites, although it is mainly focused on Dynamics NAV 2009, RDLC and Business Intelligence.
Who this book is written for
Whether you are a Dynamics NAV consultant, developer, customer, project manager, or just interested in the reporting capabilities of Dynamics NAV, this book can provide you with information from a helicopter view down to the smallest details, tips and tricks, and workarounds. Empowered with the information in this book you should be able to master, analyse and deliver the most challenging reporting requirements in Dynamics NAV.
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Packt Publishing (October 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849682445
- ISBN-13: 978-1849682442