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Report components in NAV 2009: Part 1

by David A. Studebaker | November 2009 | .NET Microsoft Open Source

In this article David Studebaker, we will review the components that make up reports. We'll look in detail at the triggers, properties, and controls that are part of NAV reports. We will study the Report Designer tools that are a combination of pure NAV (the C/SIDE Report Designer) and the Visual Studio Report Designer that is tightly integrated into NAV 2009. We'll create some reports with the Report Designer tools. We'll also modify a report or two using the Report Designer. We'll examine the data flow of a standard report and the concept of reports used for processing only (with no printed or displayed output).

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NAV 2009: Reports

by David A. Studebaker | November 2009 | .NET Microsoft

In this article by David Studebaker, we will review different types of reports and the Report Designer tools that are a combination of pure NAV (the C/SIDE Report Designer) and the Visual Studio Report Designer that is tightly integrated into NAV 2009.

Some consider the library of reports, provided as part of the standard NAV product distribution from Microsoft, to be relatively simple in design and limited in its features. Other people feel that the provided reports satisfy most needs because they are simple. Their basic structure is easy to use, and made much more powerful and flexible through the multiplier of NAV's filtering and SIFT capabilities. Some say that the simplicity of the standard product provides more opportunities for creative enhancement.

The fact remains that NAV's standard reports are basic. In order to obtain more complex or more sophisticated reports, we must use the Report Designer features that are part of the product. Through creative use of these features, many different types of complex report logic may be implemented. You can also use NAV reports to feed processed data to other reporting tools such as Excel or "third-party" reporting products.

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Make Spacecraft Fly and Shoot with Special Effects using Blender 3D 2.49

by Allan Brito | November 2009 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In this article by Allan Brito, we will see how to use some special effects to put our spacecraft in outer space and even make both weapons shoot! All these effects are created with a mix of particles and composition nodes that generate the effects in a very short time. Both techniques and tools help a lot in this project, and can be used in other 3D modeling and rendering projects as well. It adds even more elements and visual aids to our project in order to bring more realism to the scene.

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Social Networks and Extending the User Profile in Drupal: Part-1

by Bill Fitzgerald | November 2009 | Drupal Open Source

This article by Bill Fitzgerald, gives an overview of building user profiles. The article begins with the core profile module, and then goes deeper to show how to extend user profiles using the flexible Content Construction Kit and custom fields.

 

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