Since Business Central 2022 Wave 1 (BC20), we have the ability to use Excel Layout for reporting. Excel layouts work the same way as Word and RDLC layouts in that they can be edited and saved back again into Business Central. With Excel layouts for Business Central reports, users can now create and edit report layouts simply by using the full capabilities in Excel such as sliders, diagrams, charts, and pivot tables. Let’s try to create one using Inventory Order Details.
Last week I have been exploring the Excel Layouts which are a brand new feature in Business Central version 20 (Wave 1 2022). I did not only watch the video from the Launching Event, but I also developed one of the reports. If you want to know what I think of it check below.
How many times in real world projects a customer asked you to create custom exports in Excel in order to fill a pre-defined and pre-formatted Excel report (with formulas, charts, macros and more) or to create an Excel report exactly like in a given model? Personally, I’ve lost the count…
Now with the new Excel Layout feature, this is possible directly at customer’s fingertips.
Connecting to Excel with OData fields can be very powerful, not only for Power BI, but also for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. By simply connecting to a Business Central page as an OData feed, you can pull data into Excel to create pivot tables and more, opening the door to many benefits. In this How-To blog post, we demonstrate how to use Business Central OData feeds with Excel.