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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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Creating a Report from Scratch

Even when you're going to create a report that cannot be done with the Report Wizard, it's still a good idea to use the Report Wizard as a starting point, if feasible. Choose the primary table in terms of data flow and layout, then rough out the report using the Wizard. Once that is done, begin modifying the report using the Designer to add parent and child data items, to add additional total levels, etc.

If your final target report is to be an Invoice format, for example, you could begin the report development by using the Wizard to lay out the Invoice Detail line. You would then use the Designer to create the Invoice Header sections and the appropriate Footer sections.

Let's start a simple Invoice example. A good ...

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