Category: Knowledge Base

Using ForNAV to print ZPL to a Zebra printer

This article is only relevant if you are running ForNAV Customizable Report Pack version 6.3.0.7 or later – or ForNAV 6.3.0.2289 or later. When printing to a Zebra label or receipt printer, it is often advantageous to use the ZPL language to print instead of using the normal Windows driver. The benefits include faster printing,

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Importing ForNAV backup, layouts and language files using PowerShell

When you use a built pipeline to deploy a new Business Central installation, you must also be able to install ForNAV layouts and language files without manual intervention   To do this, you must upload the ForNAV layout and language files to Azure blob storage:   And you must set the access to the folder

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Getting payment service information on ForNAV document reports

In Business Central you can choose a payment service for your documents (Order, Invoice, and so on)   To leverage this in ForNAV, you must define a JavaScript record on the Sales, Purchase, or Service template in the ForNAV Designer. Set the Table name to Payment Reporting Argument, the Link Refence to Header, and Temporary

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Character spacing

ForNAV reports do not have a character spacing setting for text boxes and labels. However, you can still get a similar result by introducing spaces in the text. Here is an image from a report where the word INVOICE was printed with spaces between the letters. The letters only have one space at each position.

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Update to Microsoft Dynamics Business Central 20.2 Cloud

This article is no longer relevant.

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Printing a ForNAV report to a receipt/continuous/infinite page size printer

When printing a ForNAV report to a receipt/continuous/infinite page size printer, the printer normally receives a FF (Form feed) command at the end of the print job and, since the printer typically prints “backwards” compared to a normal printer, a blank section is printed at the beginning to print out exactly one page. To avoid

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Upgrading ForNAV reports and layouts from OnPrem to Universal Code

To upgrade ForNAV reports and layouts from OnPrem to Universal Code: Download the ForNAV Report Pack (Universal Code) for OnPrem – ForNAV and install it using PowerShell.   Open the ForNAV Designer and click Extensions, Upgrade reports and layouts to universal code.   If Business Central contains any ForNAV OnPrem reports or layouts, you see

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Merging a new ForNAV report into an existing extension

When creating a new ForNAV report, it is very convenient to be able to upload the report in an extension directly from the Designer, instead of having to create Visual Studio Code extension, save the report, and upload the extension using Visual Studio Code. However, having a lot of extensions containing a single report is

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License Validation Cloud

This article is relevant for ForNAV installations when running Business Central Cloud/SaaS. If you are running ForNAV for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central OnPrem or private cloud, please read this article: https://www.fornav.com/knowledge-base/license-validation/. To check your ForNAV license when running Business Central Cloud/SaaS: Run any ForNAV report. On the Request page, click Send to, and then

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ForNAV Email Body Layouts

You can use ForNAV reports to generate email body text. However, you might not always get what you expect. In this article, we will look at some of the challenges and try to explain the underlying reason for the occasional strange or unpredictable behavior. Business Central requires the email body to be HTML formatted text.

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