Category: Knowledge Base

A transaction must be started

If you are running a ForNAV report based on version 5.3 or earlier in Business Central 16 or newer, you might run into the following error when you save your report as an Excel document: A transaction must be started before changes can be made to the database. Microsoft Excel export problems are typically caused

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AL Project Settings Requirements

When you add ForNAV reports to your AL project, there are a couple of things you must set up. If you are starting a new project, the Designer can create a new project folder for you. Click Extensions on the toolbar and select New Extension Project. The Designer asks you which version of Business Central

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Archiving in ForNAV

This Knowledge Base article is relevant for ForNAV Report Pack 5.4 and higher.   In the ForNAV Report Pack 5.4 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud and Business Central OnPrem version 16 (and higher), ForNAV now supports archiving when a report is previewed, downloaded in Word/HTML/PDF, or printed.   To use this feature, you

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Layout export and import

In the ForNAV Customizable Report Pack version 5.3, we’ve significantly improved the management of customized layouts. Custom report layouts All ForNAV reports have a built-in layout. This is the default layout that ForNAV has designed for you. There are two ways of customizing the built-in layout: by cloning, and by creating a customized layout. A

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Debugging reports in Microsoft Cloud

When Business Central reports are generated in Microsoft Cloud, the rendering is done via a ForNAV service endpoint. The endpoint receives the report layout and the data needed to produce the finished report. Normally, the data for the report is not stored anywhere. When the report is created, the data is gone. In a debugging

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Printer errors

Sometimes you might run into an error message that looks like this: A call to ForNav.Report.Pre failed with this message: Error in OnPreReport step ‘1423, Check printer selection’ Inner exception 1: You cannot print to \\servername\printername. Please check that you have permission to use it and if the printer is valid. Even though the printer

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Installing the ForNAV Direct Print Client

To install the ForNAV Direct Print Client, read here: www.fornav.com/directprint

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Define local printers for direct print

With ForNAV 5.3 and ForNAV Report Pack 5.3 (and later versions), you can now define local printers and print ForNAV reports to them directly, without using the usual PDF Print dialog. It is also possible to specify printer attributes, such as Paperkind (A4, Letter, …), Landscape, Duplex, Copies, Color, and Paper Source (paper bins).  

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Hyperlinks in reports

From version 5.2.0.1921 and later, there is support for hyperlinks in reports. This means that for text boxes and table cells, you can set a hyperlink property that will enable the recipient of the report to click the link and open the URL associated with the hyperlink. You set the hyperlink property from JavaScript in

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Add a new field without Visual Studio Code in less than 30 seconds

To add new fields to existing tables and pages faster, ForNAV 5.2 now supports the creation of Table extensions and Page extensions without having to write code in Visual Studio Code. A huge part of this is being able to figure out which Table extensions, Page Extensions, and Field numbers are available – and ForNAV

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