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Oh gosh, what's in a name?
Yesterday I wanted to see what information the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Developer and IT Pro Documentation exactly contained about transforming reports for RTC, but could not find it as I was looking for transform/transformation/transforming. I even used the cside.chm file to search on these keywords and also on report. I couldn't find it or the hits were too many. So I decided to to use the documentation feedback feature that's in the NAV online help and bother Microsoft with my issue. Already today I did get an answer ... and a fix:
We decided not to call it “report transformation” but instead, to say that you “redesign Classic report layouts as RDLC report layouts.” That’s probably why you couldn’t find info on report transformation. All the topics are under the following location in the Developer and IT Pro Help:
Developing Objects\Designing and Maintaining Reports\Redesigning Classic Reports with Visual Studio Report Designer
You bring up a good point though, and I’m sure you’re not the only person that has searched the Help for report transformation content. I just added the following keywords to the index for all topics that are about “redesigning” reports:
Great service Microsoft.
Better that you know: you're not transforming but redesigning a report.
Lately I was (again) really considering letting go of my RSS subscription to the MSDN blogs and again, one single blog among so many, made me glad I didn't: Update 2 für Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP 1 verfügbar by Sebastian Röttel/Microsoft Germany. This link will bring you directly to the right page on Partner Source. It appears you have to down load the whole DVD to get the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5 0 SP1 Update 2 Release Notes. This update is called a Platform Update 2 which makes sense going through the release notes and is "... verified to run on Windows 7 and on Windows Server 2008 R2".
Funny that only Sebastian Röttel is keeping us updated in these kind of releases. Or am I blind to other info?
Apparently I was not blind but too fast. Late afternoon a NAV Team Blog was published on this here.