Simplanova Report Designer Latest Version

We are proud to announce that Simplanova Report Designer 1.06 has been released!

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The new version is v1.06. Please be aware we are constantly improving our platform by releasing seamless updates on Simplanova’s servers and v1.06 is only one of rare major updates, which involves NAV, UI and format changes. Since the format has changed, we need you to login to, using


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and download the latest version (v1.06). If you already have SRD deployed, all you have to do is import an updated FOB file into your database. If not, please follow the instructions in the user manual.


All changes to the platform are listed below. Enjoy!


Simplanova Report Designer 1.06.:

New features:

  • [#720] Upgraded report preview: selecting a layout element in report designer will automatically highlight it inside preview and vice versa
  • [#899] Added table relation properties to request page designer
  • [#779] When row element has “CanGrow” property set to true, then borders of the whole row will expand together with the cell
  • [#793] Added format expression support to textbox elements
  • [#718] Added new operation type “Previous” for textbox elements
  • Font sizes, paddings and borders can now be specified using decimal numbers


  • [#660] Fixed an issue with international date formats
  • [#501] Improved support for non-ascii report symbols
  • [#1101] Prevented a crash when building empty report without any layout

We eagerly welcome your feedback about what you liked in the new version, issues you encountered and features you would like to see in the future releases.

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Earlier Versions:

Simplanova Report Designer 1.05.:

  • NAV object version had been upgraded to 1.0.5
  • Removed CTRL+V shortcut assignment for VB code editor not to interfere with built in paste function


  • [#805] Fixed a critical issue with dataset item indentation
  • [#834] Fixed an issue with DetailsExported group creation
  • [#218] Report footer textboxes no longer change their position when new section is added
  • [#745] Fixed incorrect report footer total calculations reported in some cases
  • [#775] Prevented an error with sequence number overflow in designer interface
  • [#714] Fixed an issue with SRB_Compress() function usage in the report
  • [#776] Object List for AllObjCaptions now works correctly in NAV 2017
  • [#716] Fixed an issue with incorrectly set visibility for dummy sections
  • [#878] Textboxes with blank source no longer disappear in build report
  • [#897] Fixed occasional linking errors between dataset and layout items after converting from RDL
  • [#967] Fixed an issue with negative size measurements after converting from RDL

Simplanova Report Designer 1.04.:

  • NAV object version had been upgraded to 1.0.4
  • [#609] Textbox layout items now can display HTML markup
  • [#721] Added “Licence info” button to SRD setup page which displays amount of license usages left and recent usage history
  • [#659, #723] Users can add custom Visual Basic functions to reports
  • [#610, #719] Added checks not to overwrite other reports with same id/name when building report
  • [#713] ReqFilterFields value is now cleared when data source table changes

RDL Report Converter:

  • [#614] Picture dataset and layout items are now correctly converted
  • [#689] Section keep together property is now converted
  • [#764] Section page breaks are now converted
  • [#661] Improved section type and source detection when converting standard reports
  • [#454] GetData expressions in report header / footer are decoded to their original source


Simplanova Report Designer:

  • [#771] Solved a critical issue of NAV version number being incorrectly detected in some NAV localizations (Austria and some others)
  • [#791] Solved a critical issue with duplicate label / text constant ids when dynamic language is enabled (deployed with SRD hotfix 1.0.5)
  • [#805] Fixed an issue with dataset item indentation
  • [#712] Fixed a problem with section grouping by two values
  • [#744] Fixed an issue with duplicate item names when using Convert action for other SRD reports
  • [#778] Expressions with variables in curly brackets now work correctly in layout item source
  • [#650] Empty dummy sections are not added to tablix member hierarchy when report header / footer is empty
  • [#651] Removed unnecessary spaces in converted reports

Simplanova Report Designer 1.03.:

  • All Simplanova created variables, DatasetItems, Functions have a prefix “SRB_”
  • Renamed default Tablix name from “List“ to “Tablix”
  • Labels and Text Constants are now case-sensitive
  • RepeatOnNewPage group functionality updated and optimized
  • Added Import/Export function on Report List page to allow independent import (not to a particular report)
  • Keyboard shortcuts implemented for SRD:
    • Ctrl + * (asterisk) – SRD Report page – „Apply“ action is called
    • Ctrl + + (plus) – SRD Report page – „Add to Layout“ action is called
  • Validate report name, before building it
  • TransHeader/TransFooter functionality
  • Optimized and updated RepeatOnNewPage grouping functionality
  • Encoding Field, Parameter and ReportItem expressions using curly brackets
  • Removed PreviewMode property for NAV2013

RDL Report Converter:

  • All Simplanova created Variables, DatasetItems, Functions have a prefix “SRB_”;
  • If Section Height property equals 0 and section do not have any controls, such section is not converted into RDLC format;
  • Added RequestPage.UPDATE(FALSE) call at the end of all existing request page control triggers;
  • Renamed default Tablix name from “List“ to “Tablix”;
  • Labels and Text Constants are now case-sensitive;
  • Implemented BorderWidth property conversion;
  • Optimized and updated RepeatOnNewPage Grouping functionality


Simplanova Report Designer:

  • After importing SRD report page size reset fixed
  • When changing layout item source – preserve element sizes (in NAV)
  • Incorrect expression for Labels fixed
  • UseRequestPage property bug fixed
  • Fixed bug not able to build SRD reports
  • Report containing details group was not building
  • RepeatOnNewPage functionality bugs are fixed
  • Integer table grouping bugs fixed
  • Integer table DataItem name bugs fixed
  • ReportHeader Section height bug

RDL Report Converter:

  • Fixed duplicating textbox names in RDLC;
  • Fixed bug with missing Visible variables assignment and missing DoesGroupCauseTotals function call;

We eagerly welcome your feedback about what you liked in the new version, issues you encountered and features you would like to see in the future releases.

Simplanova Report Designer 1.02.:

  • UI has been simplified by hiding less frequently used fields
  • Better assisted initial setup
  • User can create details type of grouping by setting section type to “Body” and entering “*” value as group field
  • Format version upgraded to 1.02

RDL Report Converter:

  • TablixMember groups are now converted
  • TablixMember details group is now converted (marked by “*” group field in SRD)
  • Inner Tablixes and ColSpans are now supported for conversion
  • All RDL report properties converted to SRD
  • Dataset item tables and fields (columns) are now passed to converter from NAV
  • SRD dataset tables and fields are now correctly identified from passed NAV table structure
  • FIELDCAPTION expressions are now converted to dataset entries of FieldCaption type
  • Layout item operation type and scope are now converted
  • Layout item properties specified as expressions (for example Font Weight, Style, etc.) are now properly converted


Simplanova Report Designer:

  • Fixed bug “0000381: Wrong grouping and missing properties”
  • Caption attribute length increased to 1000 symbols in SRD format.
    Consequently format version upgraded to 1.02
  • RDL code generated by the designer is returned to NAV using UTF8 encoding
  • Fixed encoding issue, where report building would encode captions incorrectly, using the wrong codepage
  • Fixed issues with DetailsExported group creation
  • Fixed bug 0000382: Repeat On New Page is now working properly (automatically enables Keep Together property for this type of sections)

RDL Report Converter:

  • Section source and section type detection had been improved
  • Fixed problems with label conversion
  • Layout item width and height is now correctly assigned from corresponding tablix rows and columns

We eagerly welcome your feedback about what you liked in the new version, issues you encountered and features you would like to see in the future releases.

Simplanova Report Designer 1.01.

  • Productivity and usability improvements (e.g., new shortcuts, Add Caption flow, retaining element sizes when source is changed);
  • RDLC data grouping issues solved;
  • Aggregate functions improved;
  • Simplified expressions in Layout designer introduced (=Fields!Quantity.Value * Fields!Price.Value can now be changed to ={Quantity} * {Price}).

Simplanova Report Designer 1.00.

  • Request Page designer, including triggers and most common properties;
  • More properties implemented (Background Color, CanGrow, CanShrink, etc.);
  • Various bugs, reported by our valuable testers and early-bird adopters, have been fixed;
  • Productivity improvements (e.g., ability to add multiple fields in the dataset or layout);
  • Function to report issues and suggest improvements.

If you have additional questions regarding Simplanova Report Designer, please contact our Product Manager directly:



Ignė Butėnė, Product Manager
Cell: +44 745 056 0300
E-mail: [email protected]

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