Corfu Navision 2016, Functional Tips, How To, Information, Tip & Tricks

Create Production Orders for/from Sales Order

One of my reader have requested to demonstrate how he can create Sales Order which is directly associated with Sales Order.

Let us start with creating a Sales Order:


Here you can see we don’t have Available Inventory to fulfil the demand of this Order.


To fulfil the demand we will create Production Order for this Order.

Select Planning from Action TAB on Ribbon.

Sales Order Planning Window Opens, Select Create Production Order.


Select the Status for Production Order as desired.

For Order Type you have 2 Options

  1. Item Order – Production Order is created for each Item on Lines
  2. Project Order – Single Production order for Entire Order

Select the desired option and respond to Yes.


I have Selected Released & Project Order in my case.


You can check that Quantity to be produced is reserved for this Order.

There could be the situation where you may have few Inventory available, in that case you need to reserve the quantity from Function before creating Production Order else all quantity will be created. In other case only short quantity will be a quantity of Production Order.


Select the line from available lines in Item Ledger Entries (e.g. on hand inventory) and by using the ‘Reserve from Current Line’ function you can reserve those against the sales order line.  The ‘Reserved Quantity’ then gets updated and you can see the rest in the ‘Unreserved Quantity’ field.


Although in this case entire line is already reserved from the Production Order.

But in case you want to reserve from any available Inventory in hand from Ledger entry.

This was one of the way how you can perform Creating Production Order and Reserving for Sales Order.

We can do the same by another way as below, directly creating Production Order for this Sales Order.


Create a Production Order Select Source Type as Sales Header and Source No as Sales Order No.

Then Refresh the Production Order.






This way we can create and Reserve the Item for required demand.

I will come with more details in my upcoming posts.


Data Model, Development Tips, Excel, PowerPivot

Import data using copy and paste from Excel sheet or other source for PowerPivot Data Model.

You can copy & Paste data from an Excel workbook, or import data from a table on a web page, or any other source from which we can copy and paste into Excel. In the following steps, you add the data from a table.

  • Insert a new Excel worksheet, and give it the name desired any meaningful name that describes the data.
  • Select and copy the data, including the table headers.
  • In Excel, place your cursor in cell A1 of the above created worksheet and paste the data.
  • Format the data as a table. You press Ctrl + T to format the data as a table, or from HOME > Format as Table. Since the data has headers, select My table has headers in the Create Table window that appears.


  • Name the table. In TABLE TOOLS > DESIGN > Properties locate the Table Name field, and type desired name.


  • Format your data using Excel std. formatting tool.
  • Save the workbook.This file have couple of sheets having data related to Olympics which I have compiled from MS Office support site.
  • You can find the link on the Menu of my blogsite too to access the shared files.
  • I have create a sample Excel File for you which you can down load from the Shared Path using link:

I will be using this file for couple of walkthrough in my upcoming posts.

Development Tips, Jet Reports, Office Integration, Report

What’s New in Jet Reports for Word, How it is different from Navision Word Reports

Before we compare both the way of creating report in word, the features I would be suggesting you to review the posts which I have posted earlier Word Document Reports and Custom Layouts to refresh the concept of creating reports in Word.

Let’s start with comparing how it is different from Navision Word Report.

Create a custom layout for the report you wish to use

In your NAV client navigate to Report Layout Selection (Administration/IT Administration/ Reports).

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 includes several sample Word reports including:

14125500             Sales Order – Jet Ex. Word

14125501             Sales Invoice – Jet Ex. Word

14125502             Sales Cr. Memo – Jet Ex. Word

14125504             Sales Quote – Jet Ex. Word

I have filtered the above Reports.

Select the report that you wish to customize. (I am Using 14125500 for this example)
Click Custom Layouts.

 To create a new Report Layout, click New.

A pop-up window will appear and allow you to choose the layout type.

Check the Insert Word Layout box and click OK.



In the Report Layouts window, you can change the Description.

Click OK

In the NAV Custom Report Layouts window, highlight the layout you wish to use and click the Import Layout button from the ribbon.

Browse to the Jet Express for Word Sample Documents, choose the template you want and click Open
Click Edit Layout to customize this layout.


Above screenshot show how to Access the XML part of the Report.

Left side shows Jet->Design

Right side shows Developer->XML Mapping Pane

If you remember In Navision word Report we use to select the Custom XML Part from the dropdown to access the available fields, Labels etc.

Whereas if we see In Jet Report this is not required.

Also you may have observed that Jet Report Pane Have search option, which makes easy to find desired fields rather than scrolling through the XML Nodes to access the desired Fields.

You may observe in above picture that I have typed the part of the Field I am looking for and Jet Report Pane suggested that Similar to what I typed there is a Field “Salesperson” and it available under 2 heads Labels & Header data items.

If I require to insert the Labels or Fields, Place the cursor at desired place where you want that Field to be inserted and Double Click to the Field from Jet Report Pane.
Where as to perform same action in Navision Word Place the cursor where we wish to Insert the Field then we use to Scroll to the Field we wish to insert then we perform step Right Click->Insert Content Control->Plain Text
I will come up with more details in my next post. We will see how we can design the Report Using Jet Report fast and easily.

Also some Best Practice, Tip & Tricks while using Jet Reports.