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Submitted by Suzanne Scanlan on 24 May 2019

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - vol 242ArcherPoint's Developer Digest Weekly Blog

The NAV community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff, is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of  sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social everyone can benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

RDLC Report Compile Error

Tim L asks: “In the RDLC world, has anyone encountered this error when attempting to compile a report? This is NAV2015, but I believe it applies in all versions of NAV RDLC. 
Error while validating RDL content:

The Tablix 'Table1' has an incorrect number of TablixRows. The number of TablixRows must equal the number of Innermost TablixMembers (TablixMembers with no sub-members) in the TablixRowHierarchy. 
I did do some editing of the .txt file, so the TablixMember collection, which are normally automatically managed, need to be updated manually. I've done that, but I still get the same compile error.” 

Kyle suggests: “You might do well to ask Faithie Robertson—she knows everything about RDLC.” 

Faithie replies: “Tim, check the grouping properties on the Tablix. It sounds like there may be Tablix details that are out of whack with the rows. Maybe a row was removed that still has a grouping on it. I can look at this with you if that doesn't help.” 

New Book on Automated Testing in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Jon promotes: “Luc van Vugt just published his first book and the first book ever on automated testing in Business Central. It's only $10. In our new world of AL and automated upgrades, automated testing is essential.”

Bill W adds: “I'll generally buy any NAV book that Packt sends out the door. You can get the Business Central development book with this testing book for 30 bucks. 758 total pages. Even if you only pick up one tip, it would be worth $30.” 

Making C/AL Code Look Like AL Code – Should You?

Kyle wants to know: “Can I start typing C/AL to look like AL? Now it feels weird to yell code like GET and SETRANGE.”

Bill Warnke replies: “STRSUBSTNO!”

Tom adds: “C/AL isn't case-sensitive, so you could type it to look like AL.”

Kyle adds: “I will frequently explain to customers that I can make a journal line post just three G/L entries if that is what they want. The real question isn't whether I can do it—it whether I *should* do it.”

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