How to implement a Copy Loop in Word report layouts

We in the EMEA Customer Support and Services team receive from time to time a request to implement the Copy Loop feature as it has been for RDLC and/or Classic Client reports. Basically, implementing a copy loop means giving the user the capability to choose one or more copies of a specific document to be…

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RDLC Report and Performance in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 and 2016

In a previous Blog dated back year 2014 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/nav/2014/03/09/rdlc-report-and-performance-in-microsoft-dynamics-nav/ I have tried to give an overview related to the Out Of Memory exception that you might hit with Microsoft Dynamics NAV RDLC Report with the following versions: 2009 R2, 2013 and 2013 R2. The main focus of my dissertation now is based on the improvement…

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What is that error message about “Visual Basic Command Line Compiler has stopped working” about?

We have been notified of a mysterious error message that can display when sending or compiling reports on computers that are not Windows 10. This blog post explains what the error message is about and how to avoid it. Symptoms This applies to RDLC report layouts in Dynamics NAV 2016 on computers with Visual Studio 2015 installed and…

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PowerBI.com and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

Power BI just got even more attractive – Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 is ready to take on all the benefits! At Convergence 2015, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, announced that the PowerBI.com preview would be released worldwide. This is an exciting opportunity for our Microsoft Dynamics NAV users around the world to leverage their existing…

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A Couple of RDLC Performance Optimization Tips

We have received several requests related to optimization tips for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV RDLC report experience. So in this blog post we provide you with a couple of tips for how you can refactor a report in order to increase its performance in terms of dataset reduction – the example is based on the…

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Report Execution Insights

With the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, the way reports are executed has changed. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, reports can use a built-in RDLC layout (as before), a built-in Word layout, or a custom layout, which can be based on RDLC or Word. Built-in layouts are part of the report object, while custom…

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NEW document reporting tool for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

Microsoft Dynamics NAV has a great business insight story – Dynamics NAV 2015 makes it even better! With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 endusers can now customize and create their own document reports in familiar Microsoft Word. Building on this capability, Microsoft has announced the upcoming availability of the Microsoft Word reporting add-in – Jet Reports…

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Windows Regional Settings and Number Formatting in RDLC Reports

You probably know this blog post from Robert Miller: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/nav/archive/2014/03/25/formatted-decimal-values-dropping-symbols-in-rdlc.aspx. It talks about changing/forcing number formats when Windows is not able to do so. For Switzerland (de-CH), number formats in Windows are not correct regarding the thousands separator. It should be formatted “1’234,56” but is formatted like “1 234,56” (a space instead of an apostrophe).  Current…

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Formatted decimal values dropping symbols in RDLC

I have seen several reports about the Microsoft Dynamics NAV RDLC reports dropping symbols out of decimals when printing out a report.  One of the most common occurrences, that I have seen, is when the de-CH locale is being used by the end user.  After some investigation, it appears that this problem is due to…


RDLC Report and Performance in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

It has been a while since I last blogged and I am taking the chance now to post on a very delicate argument. The main focus of my dissertation is about performance (Out Of Memory exception, typically) with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2. I would encourage you…

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