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Unmanaged Azure Active Directory

If your Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud solution hosted by Microsoft is authenticated via an unmanaged Azure Active Directory (AAD), then you must change the status to managed. Otherwise, your ForNAV Designer cannot authenticate and get access to the report and fields information in your Business Central Cloud. Most full Business Central Cloud installations

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List of Barcode types supported by the ForNAV Designer

Codabar Code11 Code128 Code39 Code39Extended Code93 Code93Extended CodeMSI DataBar DataMatrix DataMatrixGS1 EAN128 EAN13 EAN8 GS1-128 Industrial2of5 IntelligentMail Interleaved2of5 IFT14 Matrix2of5 PDF417 PostNet QRCode UPCA UPCE0 UPCE1 UPCSupplemental2 UPCSupplemental5

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Cross reference information

To support Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Dynamics 365 Business Central cross-reference tools, such as the Advanced Object Manager and Statical Prism, you can now create cross-reference information in ForNAV for fields used in the ForNAV report layout. In the Converter, you simply select the Add cross reference information in code checkbox:   This results in a new

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Uploading vs. changing the Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central license

The ForNAV Designer tries to get the report object source code directly from Dynamics NAV/Business Central. It uses the finsql.exe to export the object in text format. This step requires a NAV/Business Central developer license on the NAV/Business Central server. Because the finsql.exe uses the license on the server, it is not enough that you

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OData, Web Services, and Page 7702 not in the customer license

When running on a standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central license, you might have the issue that you cannot enable OData and you are not able to run the Web Service required by ForNAV, because you do not have permission to execute the page 7702 (Fields). The error message is: “Could

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Backslashes and line breaks

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, a backslash sometimes represents a line break in the text. This works really well unless you actually want to display the backslash character instead of a line break! With ForNAV, you can show the backslash in a text box if the multiline property is set to no. If the

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Characters are shown as square boxes

Some output types, such as PDF or Microsoft Word can sometimes show characters as square boxes or not at all. The reason for this is typically that you are using a font that does not contain the characters that you are trying to display. Especially Asian languages use characters that are unknown to most Windows

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Troubleshooting Excel export

If you experience problems exporting your report to Excel, starting from version 4.0.0.1613, you can run ForNAV in debug mode and send the debug files to ForNAV Support for troubleshooting. To enable the debug mode: In the registry database on the service tier machine, under the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ForNAV\Reports ForNAV, add a value named DebugMode

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PowerShell CmdLet2

In case you want to automate the conversion of Classic or RDLC reports or reconversion of ForNAV reports you might want to use the ForNAV Powershell commandlet “Invoke-ReportsForNavConvert”, which has the same capabilities as the ForNAV converter – but without the user interface Instead input is given as parameters: Parameter Description Default TableDefinitions <path |

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Custom Fonts

Using custom fonts in reports has always been tricky because you used to have to install the fonts on both the server and the client machines. With ForNAV, you can now use custom fonts in your reports without having to install these fonts on your service tier and client computers. The ForNAV Designer detects that

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