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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Reporting Cookbook by Deepak Agarwal, Chhavi Aggarwal, Kamalakannan Elangovan

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Best practices for AX 2012 report development

The upcoming sections will discuss the best practices for report development:

Report design

The following points must be kept in mind while developing reports:

  • Use templates to design reports to provide a consistent report presentation across the system
  • Use labels in caption and description properties for report controls
  • Use auto design for all simple reports
  • Use a proper report name so that it can be easily referred back to in AOT
  • Use auto design for form-based reports, such as Invoice or Confirmation reports, where a field's position is set to a value instead of auto
  • Include a report design in the report which is not used

AOT queries

Keep these points in mind while developing reports:

  • Provide a field list ...

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