You can use reports to print or display information from a database. You can use a report to structure and summarize information and to print documents, such as invoices. For example, you can create a report that lists all customers and all orders that have been added by each customer. You can also create a report that is automatically filled with the relevant information for an invoice.
You can also use reports to process data without printing or displaying content. For example, you can use a report to automate updating all prices in an item list. It can be easier to create a report to process data instead of a codeunit to do the same processing because you can use:
Request page functionality to select options and filters for data items, which are available in a report but are difficult to add to a codeunit.
Report data items instead of writing code to open tables and retrieve records.
Data modeling, which is available when you design reports.
The following sections describe the documentation that is available for reporting in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2.
To design a client report definition (RDLC) report, you design the data model with Report Dataset Designer and you design the layout with Visual Studio Report Designer or SQL Server Report Builder.
Understand the difference between designing a data model for a report and designing the layout for a report.
Understand the different types of reports.
Learn how to design reports.
Learn the system requirements for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 reports.
Upgrade a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 report to a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 report.
Add a report to the ribbon in the RoleTailored client.
Learn about the different ways to run a specific report.
Learn about report triggers and when they are called during report processing.
Learn about how to design request pages for reports.
Step through detailed examples of creating reports
Use Visual Studio Report Designer to design the layouts of reports