PacktLib: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Professional Reporting

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Professional Reporting

Credits

About the Author

Acknowledgement

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Charts and Dimensions

Role Centers

Charts

Reports

Printing reports

Creating reports without development tools

Summary

Creating a Report in the Classic Client

The Report Designer

Creating a simple List report

What is a ProcessingOnly report?

Creating an Excel-like layout for a report

Report functions

Summary

Creating Role Tailored Reports

The optional enhanced layout

Why you cannot call it Reporting Services

Printed reports versus online reports

Creating your first enhanced report

What's happening?

Using multiple data items

Using the Create Layout Suggestion option

Changing the template

Making a report available in the Role Tailored client

Limitations of enhanced report design in Dynamics NAV 2009

Summary

Visualization Methods

Report items

Text box

List data regions

Matrix boxes

Chart data regions

Adding images to your report

Expanding/collapsing report sections

Interactive sorting

Using the document map

Linking reports

Multi-column reports

Headers and footers

Expressions

Useful tips and techniques

Summary

Developing Specific Reports

Document reports

TOP X reports

Using the wizard

Adding KPIs and conditional formatting

Implementing conditional formatting

Summary

Other Reporting and Business Intelligence Tools

Knowing your data and database

Reporting Services

Comparing RDL and RDLC

Using Microsoft Excel with Dynamics NAV

Excel Data Mining Add In

PowerPivot

Business Intelligence and NAV

Summary

A View of the Future

Dynamics NAV 7 and beyond

What will SQL Server do?

Summary

Index