Strange errors come during change SourceExpr value in NAV report designer…

Our colleague raised problem: why he receives strange error during report compile, after he changed SourceExpr value for some control in report designer in NAV 2009. Error message was: Error while validating RDL content:The Value expression for textbox “CompanyInfo” refers to the field ‘PricesInclVAT_YesNo’. Report Item expressions can only refers to fields within the current data set scope…

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Labels in NAV2009 Report Design

When adding fields to a report, the caption is typically added automatically or with a bit of drag and drop from the DataSet in VS Report Layout. But if you want to add additional labels, for example Report Name in the header, then there are a few more steps you must follow. Of course, you…


Using variables and C/AL code in a report in NAV 2009

This previous blog “NAV 2009 – The structure of reports in VS report designer” describes how to get data from your data items into the layout of a report in Visual Studio (VS) report designer. This time we look at how to control the iterations of a report with code, and showing variables rather than fields…


NAV 2009 – The structure of reports in VS report designer

One thing is to make a report look pretty. But before you can do that, you have to make it work first. This post is about how to get the data structure right when designing reports in VS report designer for the new client in NAV 2009. If you are completely new to the new…


NAV 2009 – Report Designer – Introduction to the new environment

  Microsoft Dynamics NAV has always had its own report designer. In NAV 2009 it still does, but in addition to this you can also use the Visual Studio (VS) report designer. NAV 2009 – both the classic and the new client – will still run reports designed in NAV’s report designer. So in way…