Requirements for Developing Reports for the RoleTailored Client

This topic describes the software that you need to create reports for the RoleTailored client.

Software Requirements

Creating a report for the RoleTailored client requires Object Designer, which is a tool that is built into the Classic client.

You must have one of the following Microsoft developer products:

  • Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express


    Microsoft Report Viewer Add-on for Visual Web Developer Express Edition 2008 is required. See the What entry in the NAV Reporting blog for an extra step that is required to make this work.

  • Visual Studio 2008 Express, Standard, or Professional with SP1

  • Visual Studio 2005 Standard or Professional with SP1


    The version of Visual Studio that is included in SQL Server 2005 is not supported. However, the version of Visual Studio 2008 that is included with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is supported.

For the latest details on requirements for developing reports for the RoleTailored client, see the What entry on the NAV Reporting blog.


Do not use Microsoft BizTalk Server as your XML editor for Visual Studio. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 reports that are edited with BizTalk Server do not display in Visual Studio.

See Also


Classic Client Requirements

Other Resources

Walkthrough: Designing a Customer List Report