Simplanova Report Designer (v2.07)

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edited 2019-08-01 in Download section
Simplanova Report Designer
Simplanova Report Designer - create Dynamics NAV RDLC reports quickly and easily!

The biggest challenge for developers is to make the Dynamics NAV RDLC reports process quick and easy. Simplanova Report Designer delivers what developers are dreaming about - Dynamics NAV RDLC report designer – just in one NAV page. Forget Visual Studio!

You will no longer need specialist skills to design reports. Instead, you are able to develop customized RDLC reports quickly and easily with a process that is as simple and intuitive as the original Classic approach.

Why Simplanova Report Designer?

Native NAV Report Format (RDLC);
No yearly license fees for running the reports;
Reports can be simply moved to a solution which has not got SRD installed;
No external software needed. SRD main working environment is in one NAV page;
Simple and intuitive process as the original Classic approach;
Up to 92% time save for RDLC report building;
The best workflow features, used from all Dynamics NAV platforms.
Simplanova Report Designer functionality:

Simple NAV report development.
Compatible with NAV 2013 and later versions
Works in the Role-Tailored Client.
Portable (you can use it on any database, transfer both SRD reports and produced reports to other databases).
Produces native NAV reports with RDLC layout.
Multilingual (constants, captions and labels).
Dataset designer (for data model design).
Automatically naming dataset elements.
Data compression (better performance, not to overflowing users' memory, fully customizable).
Automatic conversion of labels to captions and vice-versa (for dynamically changed language).
Layout designer.
Preview add-in (visual representation of a report).
NAV classic report concepts - header, footer, body sections.
Page designer concepts - grid layout (columns or rows), tree-like design.
Simple section building (converting dataset items to sections and textboxes).
Straightforward Report Header and Report Footer building (no VB workarounds).
Section, textbox, picture, line and rectangle element types.
Simple definition of group headers and footers.
Transport headers and transport footers.
Aggregate functions (sum, count, average, running value).
Customizable elements (fonts, sizes, colors, padding, borders).
Dynamic visibility expressions (for hiding sections and textboxes).
Simple element placement using group elements.
Element floating (to left, right or center of parent element).
Request page designer.
C/AL code designer (compatible with all triggers, variable types and custom functions).
Unit of Measure of your choice (centimeters and inches).
NAV report conversion to SRD format.
Advanced features:
VB expressions (for source, visibility, styling).
Top/Left coordinates.
Report Header, Report Footer and Report Body section properties.
User Manual

In Mibuso You can download Simplanova Report Designer Playground Report version, where You will be able to test functionality with already created report. If You want to get product DEMO license with possibility to create 5 reports, contact Simplanova sales team – [email protected] or request demo version here -

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  • krishnamkkrishnamk Member Posts: 27
    Very costly, they charge in EURO. too much
  • ievasimplanovaievasimplanova Member Posts: 45
    edited 2017-06-02
    In video demonstration You can see how quickly and easily Dynamics NAV Sales Order Report is created with Simplanova Report Designer -
    Tired of Dynamics NAV Report Upgrades? - Convert automatically Classic NAV reports to RDLC format with Simplanova Report Converter
  • ievasimplanovaievasimplanova Member Posts: 45
    edited 2017-06-02
    it's very common problem when creating NAV reports - page numbering. See in video how You can add numbering to report just in a couple minutes with Simplanova Report Designer
    Tired of Dynamics NAV Report Upgrades? - Convert automatically Classic NAV reports to RDLC format with Simplanova Report Converter
  • AdministratorAdministrator Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,476
    edited 2017-07-20
    Simplanova Report Designer (v1.05)
    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

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  • AdministratorAdministrator Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,476
    Simplanova Report Designer (v1.06)
    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

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  • AdministratorAdministrator Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,476
    Simplanova Report Designer (v2.03)
    Simplanova Tools 2.03:


    Added ability to not generate SRD reports when converting Classic reports;
    Changed Reports and DataPorts processing logic with Simplanova web services. Now we process objects one by one, it prevents possible timeout issues when converting large amount of objects.
    Report Designer:

    Added “206 Sales – Invoice” report template with id 83101. This report template has been created on “NAV2017 W1 Sales Invoice” base report and can be found in the release package.
    Added conversion of RepeatOnNewPage without KeepWithGroup property;
    [support #509] Added Visible, Enabled, Editable, HideValue properties to Request Page.
    Classic Report Converter:

    [support #538] Fixed missing code lines in Compression method;
    [support #634] Fixed missing page header and static page number 1;
    [support #642] Fixed wrong conversion of Blank Captions;
    [support #653] Fixed wrong sequence conversion of OnValidate OnAfterValidate and OnPush triggers in RequestPage;
    [support #662] Fixed conversion of visibility expression when GETFILTERS function is used;
    Dataport Converter:

    [support #566], [support #611], [support #613] Improved conversion of Dataport field triggers;

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  • AdministratorAdministrator Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,476
    Simplanova Report Designer (v2.05)
    Simplanova Tools 2.05:

    Classic Report Converter:


    Removed empty page headers and footers
    Reduced length of tools generated names
    Implemented optional creation of report headers and footers
    Included property for optional visibilities creation
    Replaced “Green textboxes” pictures expression functionality to simpler one
    Included button to clear SCC object LOG
    Bug fixes:

    Improved commented CREATETOTALS functions recognition as commented code
    [support#641] Improved visibility creation
    [support#640] Improved usage of scope parameter in FooterData1
    [support#682] Better messages after importing reports and xmlports.
    Implemented better footer sections code transffering
    Issue when SRT creates border even if Border = No for a shape control fixed
    Now report can be converted if NE-Line or Triangle shapes used
    [support#698] Fixed error on Uploading report, improved commented code managing
    [support#703] Improved CurrReport.CREATETOTALS placing
    [support#709] Removed pictures compression
    [support#706] Added error message if user uses old Simplanova tools version
    [support#699] Improved footer sections placing order
    [support#702] Removed unnecessary brackets from function parameters
    [support#675] Improved code conversion
    [support#712] Improved request page conversion
    Fixed importing problem with missing DataSet node
    Report cannot be converted then Report name contains word "Record" fixed
    [support#726] Wrong Unique ID in SCC Upload CalcComplexity, problem with unseen CR/LF symbols fixed.

    Description of Simplanova Report Converter Conversion Logic
    Dataport Converter:


    [support#710] Transferred triggers code put between comments
    Report Designer:


    [support#562] SRD Report List got new “Modified” flag;
    [support#694] Included sorting options for groups in SRD layout creation;
    Request Page now editable by default;
    Reduce latency when opening SRD Globals window;
    Included ability to modify line width.
    Bug fixes:

    Fixed request page indentation error;
    Fixed SRD reports importing error;
    Line Top and EndTop properties now by default set to 0,01;

    License information now shows object ID

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  • AdministratorAdministrator Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,476
    Simplanova Report Designer (v2.06)
    Simplanova Tools 2.06:

    Classic Report Converter:


    SRC now prevents visibility creation for sections without code
    Users now have possibility to report tool issues directly from Dynamics NAV/365BC client
    Optional left and right paddings
    Bug fixes:

    Fixed rows placing to groups and visibility expressions controlled by RepeatOnNewPage property
    Implemented CurrReport.NEWPAGE
    Optimized dataset creation, removed unnecessary FieldCaption columns
    Improved variables with ‘.’ replacement
    Fixed import problem with PaperSourceOtherPages and PaperSourceFirstPage properties
    Fixed compilation issue then CurrReport.ShowOutput used as If condition
    Improved totals conversion then PrintOnlyIfDetail set to false
    Fixed problem with same group names
    Improved Red data textbox placing
    Improved CurrReport.ShowOutput recognition with commented code
    Improved RequestForm to RequestPage triggers transformation
    Improved CurrReport.CreateTotals recognition in commented code
    Optimized GroupHeader/GroupFooter groups creation
    Improved footer grouping variables creation, now tool identifies only distinct group variables
    By default AddVisibilityExpression property now set to False
    Tool recognizes and ignore commented code in controls source expression
    Visibility expressions with DELCHR moved from layout to trigger function
    Fixed issue with not transfered section code
    Grouping now not ignores sorting key value
    Improved textbox format property placing
    Fixed „Magic“ footer textboxes issue, then footer rendered in body
    Fixed multidimensional arrays in CurrReport.ShowOutput conversion
    Implemented VAR property for created OnPreSection an OnPostSection functions
    Improved CurrReport.NEWPAGE identifying with commented
    Dataport Converter:

    Bug fixes:

    Improved field placing for integer elements
    OnPreDataItem trigger now transferred to OnPreXmlPort trigger

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  • AdministratorAdministrator Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,476
    Simplanova Report Designer (v2.07)
    Simplanova Tools 2.07:

    Classic Report Converter:


    Integrated txt2AL which allows to convert automatically Classic NAV report to AL and get converted report that consists of:
    - .txt file (converted RDLC report);
    - .rdlc file (Layout); file (Dataset);
    -.xlf language files;
    Implemented Simplanova delta generator which helps to convert files more precisely;
    SCC and SRD setups separated.
    Bug fixes:

    #1318 Wrong tablix rows/tablix members number fixed;
    #1161 Too many tablix members fixed;
    Fixed missing captions on global variables;
    Fixed BREAK cannot be used as a variable name error;
    GetGlobalTotalField() infinity loop fix.
    Dataport Converter:


    RequestForms converter now transfering new variables.

    #929 Fixed duplicated dummyelement nodes error.

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