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.Read NAV 2009: Reports in full
In this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, you will learn how you may display XML data using the Microsoft Chart in ASP.NET 3.5 and add title to the chart as well as the titles to the axes. You will be using both element-centric as well as attribute-centric XML data.Read Microsoft Chart with XML Data in full
In this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, you will learn how to migrate a table from your ground based SQL Server 2008 to your cloud based SQL Azure instance using MS SQL Server Integration Services.Read Ground to SQL Azure migration using MS SQL Server Integration Services in full
In this three-part article by David Studebaker, we will take a short tour through NAV 2009. Our path will be along the following trail:
- NAV 2009 from a functional point of view as an ERP system
- What's new in NAV 2009
- Definitions of terms as used in NAV
- The C/SIDE development environment and tools
- A development introduction to the various NAV object types
- Other useful NAV development information
Your goal in this article is to gain a reasonably complete, "big picture" understanding of NAV. When you complete this article, you should be able to communicate to a business manager or owner about the capabilities NAV can provide to help them manage their firm.Read A Short Tour through NAV 2009: Part 1 in full
In this article by Andrew Siemer, we will cover the most important aspect of any community site—making friends. We will divide this article in two parts. This part starts with the discussion of Problem, that is, what we need to do to achieve success for the article's topic—finding and inviting friends to your network on a community site. It then moves to Design part where we decide on our requirements, and finally the article reaches Solution part where we begin discussing how to actually implement the features.Read ASP.NET Social Networks—Making Friends (Part 1) in full
When downloading and installing the ASP.NET MVC framework SDK, a new project template is installed in Visual Studio—the ASP.NET MVC project template. This article by Maarten Balliauw describes how to use this template. We will briefly touch all aspects of ASP.NET MVC by creating a new ASP.NET MVC web application based on this Visual Studio template. Besides view, controller, and model, new concepts including ViewData—a means of transferring data between controller and view, routing—the link between a web browser URL and a specific action method inside a controller, and unit testing of a controller are also illustrated in this article.Read Your First ASP.NET MVC Application in full
Report Builder 2.0 is feature-rich reporting tool with the latest Microsoft Office look and feel. In this two part article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, we will see how the Report Builder 2.0 provides an extremely flexible GUI with user friendly wizards for creating the Tablix data regions, a versatile construct that includes tables, matrix, and charts and gauges. Report Builder 2.0 supports server resources such as shared Data Sources, works with SQL Server Data Sources and many third party products, and can directly open and edit server hosted reports. Report Builder together with Report Manager provides powerful support for building and managing a bewildering array of report types.Read Working with the Report Builder in Microsoft SQL Server 2008: Part 1 in full