I have started reading this book from today and hopefully in a week, I will be able to grab hold of the vast set of chapters.
To give you an overview of what is there inside this book: The book covers everything “reporting” in GP. From Report Writer reports to Smartlist to Excel Reports to SSRS to Analysis Cubes to Management Reporter. Every single thing about GP Reporting.
However, the book does not talk about two things:
1. Crystal Reports and the way you can access crystal reports from GP quite understandably because Crystal Reports is NOT supported out of the box by Dynamics GP. It can be used with the help some 3rd Party solutions, such as GP Report Viewer (from Flexible Solutions) or even a simple code piece written by any Consultant who knows GP, Crystal Reporting and .NET coding.
2. FRx, as this is already been replaced by Management Reporter. There is of course a section in this book where the difference between FRx and Management Reporter is explained.
I shall be writing a review of this book in a week’s time (hopefully). Just could not wait to tell you all that this book really going to be a great treasure for those who wants to understand how effectively GP data can be visualized and analyzed.
POINT TO NOTE: FRx 6.7 SP11 is not available for downloads at the moment. This has been pulled out due to some bug in it. Will be available in another 4 weeks, hopefully.
UPDATE (22nd DEC 2009): We will still be able to download the SP11 but with bug, if I have understood it correctly. I doubled checked it and looks like we are able to download this. But not sure whether the reported critical bug is resolved or not.