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Simulating Jet Basics with Jet Reports


 

Overview

 

In addition to providing the ability for report Designers to simulate "Report Viewer" mode, the Jet Reports Excel add-in is able to simulate Jet Basics.

This allows report Designers to test that reports created with the full Jet Excel add-in will also operate as expected in Jet Basics.

 

Instructions

From the Jet ribbon in Excel, select App Settings...

 

On the General tab, you'll see that the Simulation Mode option is set to None

This indicates that Jet add-in is operating in its normal "non-simulating" mode.

By changing this option to Jet Basics...

and selecting a Basics mode data source of a type compatible with Jet Basics:

  • Dynamics NAV 2009 R2
  • Dynamics NAV 2013 and later (Web Services)
  • Dynamics NAV 2013 and later (SQL Server)
  • Dynamics GP

 

you will now be able to use the full Jet Excel add-in just as if you were using Jet Basics...

Only those options that are available within Jet Basics will be accessible.

 

You will notice that the Data Source Type button on the Data Source Settings window is disabled while in Jet Basics mode.

If you need to change the data source while simulating Jet Basics, you can do so from the App Settings window.

 
Note: if you do not have an appropriate Dynamics data source [NAV 2009 R2, NAV 2013 and later, or GP], the Jet Basics simulation mode will not be available.
 
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