Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Professional Reporting

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  • Create reports using RDLC technology in the Role Tailored Client
  • Use the Visual Studio Report Designer and customize it to meet your requirements
  • Develop Document reports
  • Estimate the time required to develop specific types of reports
  • Explore the hidden Dynamics NAV report capabilities
  • Use expressions to simulate conditional formatting in Dynamics NAV reports
  • Learn everything about Charts and Chart types in the RTC
  • Get a view of the other technologies in the BI world and how to integrate them to the Dynamics NAV database
  • Add interactive features such as Visibility Options, Interactive Sort, Document Maps, and Pictures to the report



Microsoft Dynamics NAV is widely used in enterprises with its enhanced reporting features, but there still isn’t a book that covers reporting in depth, until now. This book will show you what’s possible and exactly how to develop reports for Dynamics NAV 2009. Learn why reports are designed in a specific way and then apply this knowledge to your advantage.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Professional Reporting is an essential guide to understanding the effort involved in creating reports in Dynamics NAV 2009, and all of the available reporting possibilities. Reading this book will result in a better understanding and it will help you save time during development.

The book starts with an overview of what kind of reports you can create without a developer using charts, dimensions, and analysis views. The next chapter will introduce the new architecture of Role Tailored Client (RTC) reports and the basics on how to create them or have them generated. Moving on we will discuss data visualization, where you will learn how and when to implement all the available Visual Studio controls. Document reports and other types of specific reports are covered next, and you will get to know all the best workarounds for getting them to work correctly.

Knowing other related features is vitally important to obtain a helicopter view of all the reporting possibilities of Dynamics NAV, and the next chapter will introduce Business Intelligence concepts and available technologies that could be used in combination with the Dynamics NAV database. Technology is evolving rapidly and new versions of Dynamics NAV are in the pipeline, so the book will also provide you with a view to the future and how to prepare for it.

  • Get an overview of all the reporting possibilities, in and out of the box
  • Understand the new architecture and reporting features in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 with this book and e-book
  • Full of illustrations, diagrams, and tips with clear step-by-step instructions and real-world examples
Page Count 352
Course Length 10 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781849682442
Date Of Publication 2 Oct 2011


Steven Renders

Steven Renders is a Microsoft Certified Trainer with skills that span the business and technical domains. He specializes in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft SQL Server. He has more than 15 years of both business and technical experience. He provides training and consultancy that focuses on Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft SQL Server, business intelligence solutions, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, and database performance tuning.

Furthermore, he is also an expert in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, on which he has already delivered many training sessions. He was also the author of the official Microsoft training material on Dynamics NAV reporting, development, upgrading, and SQL Server performance tuning.

He is the author of the books, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Professional Reporting and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Professional Reporting and also a reviewer of the books, Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, Programming Microsoft Dynamics® NAV 2013, and Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.

He has also presented at various Microsoft MSDN and TechNet conferences, NAV Techdays, communities, events, and the MCT Summit.

In 2011, he started his own company, think about IT, which specializes in training and consultancy, helping companies learn, implement, understand, and solve complex business requirements related to IT, both in Belgium and abroad.

His specialties are Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft SQL Server, Business Intelligence & Reporting, and Power BI.

You can contact him at and through his website ( You can also view his LinkedIn profile at, and his Twitter handle is @srenders.