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Programming Microsoft® Dynamics™ NAV: Create, modify, and maintain applications in NAV 5.0, the latest version of the ERP application formerly known as Navision by David Studebaker

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Report Data Flow

One of the principle advantages of the NAV report is its built-in data flow structure. At the beginning of any report, you must define the data item(s), i.e. tables, that the report will process. There are rare exceptions to this requirement, where you might create a report for the purposes of processing only. In such a case, you might have no data item, just a set of logic whose data flow is totally self-controlled. Normally though, NAV automatically creates a data flow process for each data item. This automatically created data flow provides specific triggers and processing events:

  1. Preceding the data
  2. For each record of the data
  3. Following the end of the data

The underlying "black-box" report logic (the part we can't see or affect) ...

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