Reports join different views of data in one place. You design reports in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment and Microsoft Reporting Services.
For Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, we have created report design guidelines to help you take advantage of the power of Microsoft Reporting Services.
The basis for the design guidelines is twofold: They should benefit the customer using a report and they should help the partner designing a report.
For customers to be effective using reports in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, the design of the reports should be such that the reports are:
To help partners in designing reports, we have based the principles of the report design guidelines for development on:
All reports in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 can be classified as one of three types:
Document Reports: Sales Invoice
Simple list reports: Resource Usage
Grouped list reports: Customer – Detail Trial Bal.
The following shows the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 report design guidelines, wrapped in a checklist. It is divided into three sections: canvas, header and body.
Example of a Document Report Design
For more information, see Report Design Guidelines on MSDN.
Where can we setup defaults in a RDLC report, such as
font = Segoe UI 8 pt
Cell height = 10 pt
Padding = 5pt;5pt;0pt;0pt?
Without, these guidelines would be no help in designing but even more work :-/
To my knowledge there is no way to set up defaults.
Changing the settings is extra indeed, but is not such a timeconsuming task. See the video's that show how: www.youtube.com/.../mbsuxcph
When we say that the UX guidelines help in design, we mean that you don't have to think nor discuss these settings and that these settings help towards uniformity.
Thanks for your comment.
Above in "Guidelines", you state in section "Table header" the vertical align must be bottom.
On msdn.microsoft.com/.../jj651611(v=nav.70).aspx, this is not mentioned.
What is correct, then?
Thanks for your question!
The description in Coen's blog entry is the right one: the vertical alignment must be bottom for the first row.
Unfortunately, the content for reports in the User Experience Guidelines in the MSDN Library is not identical to the content in the blog. I'll see if we can get them more in sync.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV technical writer
Back again ;-)
In the meantime, did you change the guidelines?
I am asking because the reports in the latest update rollups of NAV 2013 have a cell height of 11 instead of 10 points.
If you did change the guidelines, please update them at least on msdn. Thank you.