This is the fifth part of the series allready. I must mention that it was quite an intense day yesterday, a lot of information was provided. I would like to thank all presentors for the clear and interesting presentations.
Next up is the information we got about the changes that will be implemented NAV 2009 R2 in the RDLC reports. We also got a glimps about what we can expect in NAV7. And we also got a rerun of old information about the RDLC Reports.
- In NAV 2009 the RDLC format is supported
- RDLC is rendered on client
- RDL (Report Definition Language) is rendered on server and Reporting Server is required
- Dynamics reports i.e. sorting and visibility toggle
- Save reports to PDF and Excel
- View reports with text colorization
- Display data graphically
- Access NAV reports from other apps
- Drill through to pages and other reports
- Data map
- In NAV 2009 R2 we can now refresh the dataset without closing VS
- Report designer cannot close if report layout is open in VS
- Report designer cannot op a second layout if one is already open
- Printer selections now works from RTC- Works from Request Page
- New Action icons for PDF
- No more hybrid reports, either classic or RTC. Not both
- Able to import NAV 2009 reports into NAV 7 but you cannot design or execute them (??)
- Dataitems as in olde report designer, but with columns nested under the dataitems.
- All fields and sourceexpr will be moved to the new report designer
- Reports will need to be converted before being run or designed
- Captions from table will be used when includecaption is set to yes
- New label designer
- Request forms will be deleted.
Well, as you see.. not much new features in NAV 2009 R2 for reports but Microsoft dit fix some very annoying "features". Personnaly I can't wait until it's December 15th.
Is NAV2009R2 (or a beta version )available for download to MVPs? Is it going to be released on Dec.15?
As we heard at the developer day, NAV 2009 R2 will be released on December 15th but I'm not sure if all countries will get there release at the same time.
They promised that all countries with NAV 2009 SP1 will get the R2 at the same time...
Marco, had to say thanks for your blog posts about the R2. Really looking forward to get my hands dirty with this version... Not all I was hoping for, but there is really some good things in there!
Same here, for NAV developers christmas starts early this year! :)