How to build Dynamic Format Reports using nested replicators in Jet reports professional!

Jet reports professional is an excel based reporting add-on that works with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. It’s a very powerful tool that also integrates with excel functions, providing the capability to generate reports easily and quickly in the format you need.

In this blog I will talk about nested replicator in Jet reports professional, you will find out how nested replicators work and how they can help overcome the challenges building complex reports that require extraction and filtering of data across multiple tables.

I will demonstrate the functionality by taking Stock report (by Location and Lot No.) as an example.

Step 1. Use the NL (“Rows=x”) function as a replicator to list all the Item No. The x determines the number of blank rows to be inserted after each record.

Step 2. Use the Jet reports ‘Sum’ function to get the inventory total for each item by locations (cells C3, D3 and E3)

Step 3. Go to the next row and pull through the Item No. information from the row above.

Step 4. Extract unique Lot No. by locations. You can create a key if you need to display multiple fields from a table.

Step 5. Use NF function to pull through the Lot No, Lot No. Location and Lot No. Qty.

The report is now done. You can refresh the report to see the result.
Note: any changes needed will need to be done while on the ‘Design’ mode.


Elvin Narain

Elvin Narain

Solution Specialist

This post was written by Elvin Narain, Solution Specialist at Evolution Business Systems.


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