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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Professional Reporting by Steven Renders

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Report development phases

Before you start to develop a report, you should think about what exactly you want to achieve. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Who is the report intended for?
  • What is the purpose of the report?
  • How is the report going to be used?
  • Where should the information come from?
  • How should the information be visualized?

It doesn't matter what technology you are using, the development of a report always boils down to two things: the data model and the layout.

The data model phase

The data model is actually the most important phase in report development, because if you get it wrong or if you have to make fundamental changes to it, it usually means you will have to redo the layout. So, take your time to think about the data model thoroughly. ...

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