Recently someone asked me how to print barcodes in a Dynamics NAV RDLC report. And I hade done something similar, years ago in NAV2009. So I had a look at my code and updated it to NAV 2015.
When reading Mark’s blog about printing PDF, it reminded me about a request I got not so long ago, which was quite similar: “I want to be able to easily print any document that is linked in my system, from NAV, … “.
But you know the challenge: if you want to print a PDF, then you have to have some kind of PDF printer (Bullzip, Adobe, whatever…). If you want to print a word document, you need word, or any kind of dll or software that can print the extension.
As you might have noticed in my blog post from a couple of days ago I am making an attempt to print an existing PDF from NAV.
This is a common request. For example: print assembly instructions together with a sales packaging document. The assembly instructions are an existing PDF document and the sales document is generated by NAV.
Ever had a customer who asked to email his invoice in PDF, when they do not have / use RTC and work in the Classic Client? The answer is probably yes!
How did you solve this? Most probably you used an external component or PDF printer, and hoped that it would print and you could sent the correct PDF file?
I have to give credit to my colleague, Suresh Kulla, for helping me out with this one, since I only figured it out after he explained it to me.
ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt explains a report printing oddity in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and provides a solutionI was working on a report yesterday when something maddening happened. I was making some customizations to the Service Quote report in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 for a customer, when I ran into an issue that threatened to tear away my tenuous grasp on what remains of my sanity.
Periodically we receive requests where customers asking us about RTC print preview consumes all available memory and computers hangs.
Repro scenarios are more/less similar: run report, click preview, go per pages up/down, close report. Run another report, click preview, go per pages up down and… RTC hangs. If we look to memory usage, NAV is using all available memory.