Though Dynamics GP Report Writer allows for not only modifying original reports, but also creating new reports, the focus of this book is on modifying existing reports. With the ever expanding amount of reporting tools available, there are usually better options for creating reports from scratch than using Report Writer. Let's take a look at some of the common modifications made to reports, before diving into a step-by-step example.
Modifying existing reports is the most common task performed with Dynamics Report Writer. The Report Writer User's Guide that is included with the GP 2010 installation lists some of the more common modifications: