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Extending Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Cookbook by Alexander Drogin

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Designing reports in Visual Studio

For an introductory example, we will create a simple client-side report presenting data in a NAV Report object. External reporting tools can provide more extensive functionality and flexibility in data manipulation, but client-side reports are a foundation of the NAV reporting toolbox. Its certain advantage is full integration with Role-Tailored Client, including the security system and the ability to execute C/AL code.

The object developed in the recipe is available in the source files (REP50010_ItemSales.txt).

How to do it...

In the following example, we will design a report to calculate the amount of income, cost, and profit for each sold item.

  1. Switch to the report designer and press New to create a new Report ...

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