Category: Knowledge Base

Adding a dataitem to a Business Central report

When you want to add a dataitem to a Business Central report, there are advantages to using the ForNAV Designer compared to doing it in RDLC. This article describes the different processes.   In ForNAV, to add a dataitem to a Business Central report: Open the layout in the ForNAV Designer. From the toolbox, drag

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Adding a barcode to a Business Central report

There are different ways to work with barcodes in Business Central. This article compares adding a barcode to a Business Central report, using the ForNAV Designer and without.   With ForNAV, it is very easy to add a barcode to a Business Central report: Open the layout using the ForNAV Designer. Drag in a field

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Setting up local print in Business Central

In Business Central 18, Microsoft has introduced a number of great new features, for example, Universal Print. Some of our partners have questioned how to position this specific feature against what ForNAV can do. Read on to compare the different ways of setting up local print in Business Central, with ForNAV and without.   In

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Custom Address Formatting

In ForNAV 6.0, you get additional options to format addresses. We have extended the FieldGroups function to work with the new Custom Address Format functionality in Business Central. For this to work, in the Countries/Regions table, in the Address Format column, you must select Custom. If you do not set a Custom format you can,

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Update ForNAV Cloud

When Microsoft introduces new versions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud/SaaS, customers are automatically upgraded to the latest version of Business Central. When it comes to apps (such as the Customizable Report Pack from ForNAV), you must manage the update yourself. For this, Microsoft has added a new feature to the Business Central Admin

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Adding different watermarks to each page

Sometimes you might want to have different watermarks in the report output. To do this, you can use one of the following two options: Use the ReportForNav.LoadWatermark (AL) or the ReportForNav.AddWatermark (JavaScript)  functions in OnPreReport to set up the watermark per page: In AL: ReportForNav.LoadWatermark(<pageno>,<outstream>) In JavaScript: ReportForNav.AddWatermark(<pageno>,<blobfield>) Where pageno is interpreted as 0 =

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1ClickFactory and ForNAV

This article is relevant for ForNAV 6.0.0.2064 and newer versions. The target audience for this article is ForNAV customers who are connecting to a Business Central service tier running on a server hosted by 1ClickFactory. ForNAV and 1ClickFactory are working together to make it as easy as possible to use the ForNAV Designer and reports

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License Validation

This article is relevant for ForNAV installations OnPrem or private cloud. If you are running ForNAV for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud/SaaS, please write a mail to support@fornav.com. You might find yourself in a situation where you have a ForNAV license installed but you continue to see the Trial message on your reports. There are a

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What are the advantages of using ForNAV over Microsoft Word when it comes to reporting?

In Microsoft Word, doing anything other than simple totaling – such as adding fields, data items or data from related tables – requires considerable development work, for example, you have to have different columns for different formatting because using Word in Business Central does not allow for macros or scripting. Maybe you’ve found it impossible

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Backup when saving from the ForNAV Designer to a server

When developing on Business Central, you might assume that your data and extensions are safe from being deleted, and it is very easy to forget to take backups, especially on sandboxes where there is no customer critical data.   However, your extensions or customer layouts can easily be deleted by mistake or automatically, for example:

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