Developing for Dynamics GP

by David Musgrave (Perth, Australia) and Microsoft Dynamics GP Developer Support Team (Fargo, ND, USA)

Report Writer Articles & Links

Report Writer Articles & Links

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This is a page to provide links to Report Writer related articles and materials.

Troubleshooting Knowledge Base (KB) Articles

How to use and troubleshoot Report Writer in Microsoft Dynamics GP (KB 861803) Secure Link

How to re-create the Reports.dic file in Microsoft Dynamics GP (KB 850465) Secure Link


Report Writer Functions Knowledge Base (KB) Articles 

How to access information about Report Writer functions in the Microsoft Dynamics GP SDK (KB 928172) Secure Link

How to use Customization Maintenance packages to enable Great Plains Report Writer functions from a 3rd party report dictionary (KB 862665) Secure Link

How to display a date in any format in a report in Microsoft Dynamics GP (KB 925970) Secure Link

How to round a calculated field in Report Writer in Microsoft Dynamics GP (KB 872275) Secure Link

How to display a string label instead of an integer representation of a radio group in Microsoft Dynamics GP (KB 926393) Secure Link


Graphics Knowledge Base (KB) Articles

How to add a graphic to a Report Writer report (KB 855288) Secure Link

How to prevent the image quality of a graphic from being reduced when you print a graphic from Report Writer in Microsoft Dynamics GP (KB 854470) Secure Link


Fonts Knowledge Base (KB) Articles 

Font used when Best Text Fit is marked (KB 849370) Secure Link

How to control the printer font size in Great Plains (KB 869078) Secure Link

Printer Fonts Selected by Dynamics (KB 870341) Secure Link


Other Knowledge Base (KB) Articles 

Copying The Layout From a Modified Invoice to an Unmodified Invoice in version 6.0 (KB 856003) Secure Link

Formats Not Exported to .Package Files (KB 851092) Secure Link


Extender Knowledge Base (KB) Articles

How to create a calculated field in Report Writer to print Extender fields in Microsoft Dynamics GP reports (KB 935385) Secure Link


Training Materials

Report Writer in Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 Secure Link

Direct download of archive file

Note: The training materials are for version 9.0. Don't worry, this is the latest version and everything is still valid for later versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP and Dexterity.


26-Apr-2011: Added direct link to training materials.

  • Hi there!

    Is it possible to set the paper size of the report? I have design three different report with three different paper size



  • Hi Arnold

    I answered your similar question when you asked on another post.

    You cannot define paper size in the report writer.

    However, you can define custom page sizes is most printer drivers. Dexterity reads the page size from the printer driver. I would suggest using Named Printers to select the printer and/or adjust settings.


  • Hi David,

    Is it possible to display bank account details e.g bank account number or code in check remmitance advice(CB_Check_Remittance)?

    I woud really appreicate your input.



  • Hi Charles

    Blog comments are not the best method of providing support. I suggest you try the newsgroups or forums.

    Also have a look at the following articles as they show methods of getting data onto a report when it is not possible to create a relationship to the appropriate table.  Any data stored in a table can be accessed and added to a report.


  • David,

    Do you know of a technique in Report Writer to print fields from an Extender Form rather than from an Extender Window?



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