In this blog, I’m going to talk about Business Charts in detail and how you can create them from scratch.
Building Business Charts is one of the ways you can take advantage of the powerful charting capabilities in Dynamics NAV.
Please refer to my previous blog post (Building Charts in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2) to know about different ways of building charts in NAV.
WHAT ARE BUSINESS CHARTS?
Business charts are based on Business Chart control add-in which is provided by the Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.BusinessChart.dll assembly. More details about Displaying the Charts using Chart control add-in here
As compared to other chart types, Business charts provide advanced functionalities such as:
EXPLORE EXISTING BUSINESS CHARTS:
Out of the box, in the Cronus demo database, there are a few business charts available such as Trailing sales orders, Cash flow chart, Finance performance, Sales performance, Inventory performance etc.. These charts can be used on Role centers or along with pages.
For ex, In the Cronus demo database, when we login with President’s profile, we can view multiple business charts as shown below:
BUILDING BUSINESS CHARTS FROM SCRATCH
At the end of this blog, you will know how to build a simple Business chart which can be used as a factbox in the Item list page showing location wise Inventory. This chart updates automatically when you move to any particular line on the item list page.
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