Category: Knowledge Base

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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FIK code

In some cases, customers still want to have a FIK code on their invoices. To make this possible, ForNAV has a built-in function string, PaymentId(int IKCardType,string Number),which you can use to create the FIK string. If you use Continia’s Payment solution, to create the following FIK string: +71<000000004040663+12345678< Code Description +71 Payment type 404066 Invoice

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FieldOptions

This Knowledge Base article is relevant for ForNAV version 5.1.0.1850 and higher. When using JavaScript in the ForNAV Designer, it is sometimes necessary to write conditions based on the value of option fields in Business Central/Dynamics NAV. Because of this, in the Field List in the ForNAV Designer, we have introduced a new set of

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Translation

This Knowledge Base article is relevant for ForNAV version 5.1.0.1850 and higher. Sometimes, you might want to change the captions shown in reports to fulfill special customer demands or adhere to industry specific terms (for example, client instead of customer). In C/SIDE, you could do this easily by changing CaptionML strings as needed. However, in

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Adding data items to a layout

This Knowledge Base article is relevant for ForNAV version 5.1.0.1850 and higher. Currently, the only way to add data items to a report in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is to make a copy of the report and add new data items using Visual Studio Code or in the ForNAV Designer if it is a

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