Recently, one of the partners asked me if it is possible to display Boolean fields as check marks in NAV reports. I tried it out and it is pretty simple.
I created a new and simple report on Item table with the following dataset:
In the layout design, I used a table control to display the data in the body section and I used a text box control to show the title of the report in the header:
Note: To learn how to use a table control see the video: How to: Build a simple list report in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013
I saved the report and ran it. In the report preview, boolean field values were shown as True/False instead of check mark!
To show the Boolean field as Check mark, I went back to the layout designer and did the following changes:
1. Opened the text box properties for the Boolean field (CostIsAdjusted) and inserted an expression for the value field as shown below:
I changed “=Fields!CostIsAdjusted_Item.Value” to “=IIF(Fields!CostIsAdjusted_Item.Value,Chr(254),Chr(168))“
2. Changed the font to Wingdings for the Boolean field only:
After these 2 changes, I saved the report and ran it. The preview now displays check marks for Boolean field values:
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Now that's a very cool tip! Thank you! I'll be putting this into my bag of tricks :)