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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Professional Reporting by Steven Renders

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Creating the layout

Now it is time to see how to create a layout for a report. In Dynamics NAV, we have a choice of either Visual Studio or Report Builder. Let's start by comparing the two.

Visual Studio versus Report Builder

In the Dynamics NAV development environment you can set the Use Report Builder option, via Tools/Options. If set to No, then the system will use Visual Studio to create the report layout, otherwise Report Builder will be used.

Note

By default, the option is set to No, even when Visual Studio is not installed. You have to manually set this to yes if you want to use Report Builder.

Report Builder is (normally) installed together with Dynamics NAV when you install the development environment. Visual Studio has to be installed separately. ...

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