Business Central and Fonts on Reports

Today morning there was issue raised by my consultant stating that text on business central reports showing weird characters as below.

Though these reports was working well on On-Premise but after uploading to cloud it started showing those weird characters.

After checking report layout found that using the same fonts which is available on cloud version of business central but it still fails.

Why ? What could be the reason.

After checking found that customer created data in local language and to display those we need to have font which support those characters to show and I change the font on report and it showed correctly. (Surprisingly the font I used to show report data it worked properly and show data correctly and even it is not listed in the standard list .I think it depends on your country also)

On your own container you have leverage to install the font by using PowerShell command.

But for cloud please choose font wisely so it will not break your app.

Please see link for Available fonts on business central.

Hope this will help you.


How to discover reports and administration in business central role explorer

With the release of Business Central Wave 2 2021 aka BCV19 lot of new features has been added to make life easier of developer and/or customers.

One of new feature added in business central V19 for role explorer where in one can explore all the reports and other screens.

There is new button added on Business Central V19 as below

Once you click on this button all the modules will be displayed irrespective of assign role center.

There are few more options once you click on Explore More roles where in you can filter for reports or administration pages.

With this new features you can find all the reports or administration pages at one place efficiently.

Hope this will help to find the reports.

Stay tuned for more.