Webinar Video and Q&A: How to convert Classic NAV report to Extension with Simplanova Report Converter?

Justina Žiūraitė

Marketing Manager

Topic: Events

Date: 21 Mar 2019

Thank you for attending our webinar: How to convert Classic NAV report to Extension with Simplanova Report Converter?

During the live webinar, we have shared our experience on Classic NAV reports conversion to Extension.

The following topics have been explored during the online session:

  • Simplanova Report Converter and how it works;
  • development steps needed to convert RDLC report to Extension with txt2al;
  • Q&A session about transforming Dynamics NAV/365 Business Central reports to Extensions.

How to convert Classic NAV report to Extension with Simplanova Report Converter?

Please find all questions and answers below

Q: Is your tool converting special reports?

A: It is converting special (with special I think you mean custom) reports.

 

Q: What about Transheader/Transfooters?

A: Our tool not supporting transheader/transfooter conversion.

 

Q: In RTC reports, often you must use the Data cell trick to get information calculated in the line to appear in the header on each page. Does the converter handle that?

A: Yes, a converter can handle cases like this.

 

Q: Do we need some application extension (dll) to run RDLC reports after conversion?

A: No, it is standalone rdlc report.

 

Q: The points of complexity mentioned are based on what?

A: It depends on the difficulty of the layout. If the report does not have a layout complexity always will be one point.

 

Q: How to convert report with a customized view (include pictures, logo, a special list of fields)?

A:  You can convert a report with a customized view by using Simplanova Report Converter.

 

Q: Is it possible to move a section from a body to for example report footer?

A: Yes, it is possible you can do it through conversion properties:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: Do you always have to convert on-premise or can you do it in dynamics 2017?

A: You can use any version from 2013 R2 CU6.

 

Q: Is table required when you upload report and if they are required, why?

A: Yes, you need tables for better output.

 

Q: Why the group created by constant ‘0’?

A: Groups are created by this constant because this is our way to show header and footer sections.

 

Q: Is it possible to convert fob files with tx2al?

A: No, it is not possible.

 

Q: Why some lines are marked with a green line?

A: It shows a deprecated code.

 

Q: Does the report has to be in NAV2017 or the app supports previous versions?

A: You can use any version from 2013 R2 CU6.

 

Q: How to develop RDLC layout in extensions?

A: Open it with ReportBuilder or visual studio.

 

Q: Will your tool fix dynamics headers?

A: Not in all cases.

 

Q: Why I can’t find my report in webclient?

A: Apply Applicationarea and Usagecategory properties.

 

Q: What are the major differences from your tool to txt2al?

A: Tx2al is different product provided by Microsoft to convert the object to extensions. Our tool helps with a conversion from classic report to rdlc after that you could use tx2al to convert report from c/side object to extension.

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