Tag: Jet Reports

BC #LifeHacks 112: Jet Reports Error – Renew Jet Reports Financials

When trying to use Jet Reports connected to Business Central recently, I encountered an error that had me scratching my head!

I had a valid license but it kept giving me an error: “Renew Jet Reports Financials” – it further said in the dialogue box that my subscription had expired… but it didn’t… so what to do now?

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Jet Basics – Connecting the Data Source

Now that Jet Basics is installed, it’s time to connect to the Dynamics GP Data Source.
GP Data can be both on site (on premises) or in the cloud (Remote Data Service).
Below is a quick guide on how to connect to your data source!
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Jet Basics – GP Update Utility

Jet Reports for Dynamics GP comes with a very good selection of sample reports.  These sample reports are an excellent resource – not only to see what Jet Basics does, but how the reports are built!
Many of those sample reports rely on something called ‘Friendly Names’.
Friendly names are names that properly describe the content of that SQL Table, or SQL View… they are, well, friendly 🙂  Rather than your typical naming convention for GP – like GL20000.
Not only are the sample reports built using these friendly names, but it makes it much easier to use.
Also Jet Basics comes with several useful SQL Views… both the friendly names and SQL Views get installed using the GP Update Utility.
Below is a quick guide on how to use the GP Update Utility – PRO TIP!  It’s ok to add this later but I 100% recommend doing this before getting started.
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Jet Basics – How do I install it?

Jet Basics is easy to install.  Once you have the file downloaded (visit here) you are ready to install the add-in for Excel.
Financial Reporting for Dynamics GP… if you export it to Excel from Management Reporter, why not just START in Excel, right?
Here is how to install Jet Basics.
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Jet Basics – What is it and how do I get it?

Jet Basics is an Excel Add-in that can be used to easily create financial statements and other business intelligent reports.  It lives in excel and connects directly to your Dynamics GP database.  It’s FREE…  interested?  YES PLEASE!!
This quick write up walks through how to get the Jet Basics add-in and get it installed in your excel application.
Jet Basics works with versions of GP dating all the back to version 9… it also even works with Excel 2010!!  So, let’s take a look.
For the complete series listing on Jet Basics – Click here!
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