Strange errors in RoleTailored Client RDLC reports

olddogWe old dogs really have to learn new tricks with RTC (RoleTailored Client), as I found out couple of days ago. A customer of mine asked me for a quick report. I don’t typically do reports, but I thought—“not a big deal, it’s just a report”—so I fixed it, tested it, made sure it worked, then deployed it to production.

And then I found out it was not just a report.

It just didn’t want to execute in production. Whatever I did I just got a strange error message, something I never saw before. Ever.

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Some more issues with my blog

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“Perfect is the enemy of good”, a smart person said once. Another one said: “If it works, don’t mess with it.” So, I messed with it. I was trying to…

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Setup-dependent requirements

While designing a custom functionality for a customer, there was an issue with posting groups: the way the custom functionality was designed would result in value entries being always posted to a single posting group, resulting in inventory balances always going to the same inventory account.

When I brought this issue to my customer’s attention, they said: “but we only have one single inventory account, and we only use one single posting group, so we don’t need this functionality to be smart about this”.

This was an example of what I like to call setup-dependent requirements.

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Read-only user role in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

image Microsoft Dynamics NAV comes packed with a set of predefined roles for many tasks such as editing or posting journals, creating sales orders, editing fixed assets, etc. It also comes packed with a SUPER role, which can do just about anything it wants.

There are two problems with the SUPER role. They are kind of pretty much entangled together.

The first one is—SUPER can do just about anything it wants (um, did I say that already?). The second one is—there are far more super users out in the wild than there should be. Is this your experience, too?

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