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From the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Blogs: Windows 8 Jet Reports Player; NAV 2013 Index hinting; Upgrading Reports; Upgrading Commerce Gateway

by Jason Gumpert
April 07 2013

New Windows 8 Jet Reports Player for Dynamics NAV: The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team has recently announced that the new Jet Reports Player for Microsoft Dynamics NAV is available from the Windows 8 app store.

The app lets business users to easily download, find, organize and share Microsoft Excel reports and dashboards for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

With Jet Reports Player users can: View organized report libraries to find the right report for the task at hand. Users can also upload new report library.

You can read about the other features here.

NAV 2013 - No more Indexhinting: With NAV 2013 it's no longer possible to setup index hints using the $ndo$dbconfig table, notes Mark Brummel in a blog post. But that doesn't mean it's no longer necessary, he adds.

"I found out about this during an upgrade of one of my customers from NAV2009 RTC to NAV2013. We experienced extremely slow performance in an area where NAV2009 was much faster than NAV2013. And here I promised better performance . . .

"Off course with our perfect documentation (not) it took some time to figure out it might be that index hinting was used in NAV2009 to force SQL using an index it would not use normally.

"The process is selecting shipments to be planned in a trip for a taxi company. We use a common method to select a shipment using the user id, just like you would when applying customer and vendor ledger entries," Brummel says. "When selected it's an extremely ...

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