Leverage Your GP Reports Outside of GP!

Did you know that Microsoft Dynamics GP comes with around 260 SQL reports ready to be used? These reports can be used right out of the box and they don’t require any modifications. Imagine if you could make these reports available to non-GP users; just put them on your company’s internal website; or build an iframe in CRM and display GP data inside CRM. Well, you can do all of this and more if you manage to get these reports out of GP. The way to do this is to deploy them to SQL Server Reporting Services.

How to deploy Microsoft Dynamics GP reports to SSRS?

GP Reports can be deployed to SSRS at the time of installation of GP or it can also be done later. Launch GP and open Reporting Tools set up window (Go to Tools-> Set up> System -> Reporting Tools set up). We are going to pick Report Server Mode as ‘Native’. Report server URL and Report Manager URL information is available in Reporting Services Configuration Manager on the server where Reporting Services is installed. In this example, we have picked to deploy only SSRS reports and also selected the option for redeploying. As soon as we hit deploy, we will be presented with the error below, which can be easily fixed.

To fix this error, we need to hop on to the Reporting Services server and locate the web.config located under ‘C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSRS12.MSSQLSERVERReporting ServicesReportServer’ and edit it in notepad.

Locate the text and add text.

Save the changes and try the deployment again.

After successful deployment, when you browse to the Reporting Services Report manager, you will see new folders formed for each Company and Multi Company. All the SQL reports are now available outside of GP

Once deployed, they can be used in websites, inside a frame in CRM, or just run on the SSRS server using reporting manager. It’s easy and simple!

If you have any questions pertaining to deploying your SSRS reports, how to write your reports, or the many uses of SSRS reporting, follow up our consulting and development team at KTL Solutions just by calling 301.360.0001. You can also check out some of our past webinars, including How to write an SSRS report in under 60 seconds on our YouTube page.


MINAL WAD |Business Solutions Developer

Ever since Minal joined KTL Solutions in March 2008, she has been diligently working as a Business Solutions Developer, providing customized software that integrates with Dynamics GP. She has a passion for using technology to solve real world problems, and it is this passion that enables her to deliver projects with exceptional quality in time and within budget. Her role as a business analyst, is a new found skill, and she has been able to successfully demonstrate it in some of her recent projects. She is proficient in C#, ASP.Net, SQL Server, Sharepoint, WPF, Entity Framework, MVVM and Database Design. Minal has over 8 years of experience as a developer. Prior to KTL, she worked with Microsoft in Fargo, ND, where she was a part of Dynamics Axapta team. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University. She involves herself in training and certifications that keeps her abreast with new technologies.

 

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