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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Professional Reporting by Steven Renders

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The report creation workflow

Let's summarize what we have learned about how to create a report. The steps required to create an RDLC report are:

  1. Create a new report in the object designer.
  2. Create the data model in the report dataset designer
    1. Add a data item in the data item designer.
    2. Add fields from the data item as columns in the report dataset designer.
  3. Create the report layout:
    1. Use the View/Layout menu to open the layout and create the RDLC file.
    2. Make changes to the layout, and add new controls from the toolbox.
    3. Save the changes in the layout.
    4. Go back to the report dataset designer and click on one of the data items.
    5. Answer Yes to importing the RDLC file.
  4. Test the report:
    1. Save your report.
    2. Run your report.

These steps can be visualised in the following diagram: ...

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