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In the trenches with Management Reporter

August 09, 2010

I just finished up my first project using Management Reporter (MR). As I said in this, I learn best by getting a project and digging in. It took a while to get used to the new tool but it is very similiar to FRx and it didn't take that long to feel comfortable.

Here are a few items that tripped me up:

  • Why would this setup give you the error: This report contains one or more errors that prevent it from being rendered.

Answer: If you have any TOT or CAL row that references a blank space you will error out. (See row 200 being referenced in row 1300's total.)

  • If you don't see any data coming up even though MR lets you pull accounts from dimension there is a setting in company setup that wasn't checked. Companies>>company>>source system (choose settings)>>additional settings.

Put the radio button in Dynamics GP Financials if you don't have analytical accounting data.

Another couple of notes. If you are planning to migrate from FRx to MR you might want to wait until after the next hot fix comes out. It will fix a lot of issues.

Also, if you export out the building block groups (spec set formats) make sure the account formats are the same as the original. The account numbers on the rows will go away.

And one last thing. The errors in MR are terrible. Try looking at the event viewer in administrative tools. That will give you more detail than the generic, non descript errors.

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