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  • Blog Post: How can I create new Office Accounting reports that can be seen by low rights users?

    A few people have had this problem now: They create a report add-in for Office Accounting but when they deploy to the end users the reports does not show up in the menu. One of those ”but it works for me!!” problems… A typical reason can be that you forgot to set the AreaAccess property when you...
  • Blog Post: My Office Accounting report’s aging filters need to add new columns

    I just got this question: “The problem is that I am creating a new custom report using the INativeReportV2 interface. I am trying to apply Aging Options Filter to the report. The problem is, how I do capture those values in the CreateDesign method? The CreateDesign method only accepts the IReportDesign...
  • Blog Post: Accessing data in an Office Accounting report

    I was asked how you can access the data in an Office Accounting report in code. As the code shows below this is very simple – you just have to remember a few things: · There is no guarantee that the columns in the data view won’t change between versions · If you use the groups make sure to iterate...
  • Blog Post: How can I export an Office Accounting report to Excel in code

    It has been a while since my last post and I have gotten a few questions. One question was related to exporting reports to Excel. This is actually pretty simple; you may have noticed the IReportExportToExcelV2 interface. This is the key to this task. Basically the system report e xecutor implements...
  • Blog Post: How do I use the ReportColumnType and ReportColumnPreferenceType values when I build custom Office Accounting reports?

    The question about the ReportColumnType came up in a comment for a prior post, and yeah I guess it’s fair that I tell you about it :o) First a brief description of the values, from the quick overview you can see that you really do not have that many ColumnTypes to choose from as many of the values...
  • Blog Post: Add custom filters to your custom Office Accounting reports

    What if I have created a INativeReport and I want to filter it, but the build in filters are not exactly what I need? Well you can create your own filters! It does require some coding though (but we like code, right?). As an example let’s add a “Region” filter to the “Customers Grouped by...
  • Blog Post: Sample IReportFilterGenericV2 implementation

    [ Serializable ] class RegionFilter : IReportFilterGenericV2 , ISerializable { private int censusRegion; private string state; private bool visible = true ; private string [] censusRegionNames = { "All" , "Northeast" , " New England " , " Middle Atlantic " , " Midwest...
  • Blog Post: How to create Office Accounting reports with totals?

    Ok - it’s been way too long since my last post, and I now feel forced to cover a topic that several people has asked me: “native reports are great and all, but can I add a total to my report”. The good news is the answer is yes, the bad news is it requires some work. Let’s assume I...
  • Blog Post: More than one report in one Office Accounting add-in

    I was asked If you need a new Report add-in for each report you want to add. I think it is a good question and one of the things you do not get for free in you generate your reports using the templates (there I had a chance to mention it again) The answer is no, you can do that if you want to be...
  • Blog Post: Creating reports that can access data in SQL

    I got a comment on one of the prior post asking if I would create a new post on how to query the data in the Office Accounting database directly, thank you for the question. I would like to encourage other readers to ask for other posts on other things that could help you. I won’t promise that I’ll get...
  • Blog Post: Creating Reports in Visual Basic

    I have been asked how to do these things if you are a VB programmer. Well my very first comment you may have guessed already :o) Use the templates! – yes that’s right, some sweet soul has created templates for the VB side of things as well. Back to my little example of a native report implementation...
  • Blog Post: Adding reports 3 - native reports with a little more meat

    In my last post I showed that you can add a native report to Office Accounting. but really the report I created in my example was kind of bla – don’t you think? Let’s try to add a little meat to the report! Filtering To add filters to the report we have to do a couple of things. First...
  • Blog Post: Adding reports 2 - simple native report

    Ok, I’m back from vacation so let’s take a look at the next thing you can do with the report SDK; adding native reports. A native report is a report that will run in the Office Accounting report engine and it will be shown in the native Office Accounting report UI. This basically means that you can create...
  • Blog Post: Adding Reports 1 - report executors

    In the 2007 version of Office Accounting we have added a reporting SDK. With this SDK you now have some new opportunities for integrating to the application: · Creating new report executors · Creating new native reports · Creating report UI add-ins · Launching Reports · Getting data from...
  • Blog Post: Creating add-ins in C#? Simply use the templates!

    I'll just start out with an easy tip here that I think could be helpfull to many who want to create add-ins for Office Accounting (and yet so easily missed) If you install the Office Accounting 2007 SDK it will include a couple of templates that you can use directly in visual studio. If you...
  • Blog Post: Lets Blog

    Hi there! I’m Jorn Lindhard Mortensen, one of the Dev leads from the Office Accounting team. If you don’t already know, we are building cool software to help businesses succeed. Actually, we have just shipped our second version of our application. :o) (see more on www.ideawins.com ) What will I...
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