Report Development

In this book, we have been introduced to and analyzed a vast variety of AL language objects, and we have seen how to develop simple and complex extensions with them.

In this chapter, we will deep dive into a couple of specific objects and look at their properties and how to use them proficiently. These objects are the report and report extension objects.

An overview, with pros and cons, will be provided regarding which tool to use to design and develop datasets and layouts, such as Microsoft Word and Excel layouts, or Microsoft Report Builder for Report Definition Language (RDL) layouts. We will discuss the main shortcuts, tips, and tricks related to dataset development with Visual Studio Code and all report layouts.

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