How to Create a New Report Using Report Writer and open it inside Microsoft Dynamics GP?

In this post, I will explain how to create a NEW report using Report Writer and open this report inside Microsoft Dynamics GP using Custom Reports form.

First, we’ll be creating a simple report that displays a list of accounts exists in the system and print the report within GP, as a start, open Report Writer and click on NEW as shown below:image

Name the report “Accounts List” under Financial Series and select “Account Master” as the main table, then press on Layout:


On the layout window, drag the fields from the left panel and drop it in the body section, choose “Account Number”, “Account Description”, and “Account Alias”:


Save and get back to Microsoft Dynamics GP, and go to “Reports>>Customized”:


You will find your new report added under Custom Reports List, print it and enjoy!




Mohammad R. Daoud
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About Mohammad R. Daoud
Mohammad R. Daoud has been working as a Microsoft Dynamics GP consultant since 2004. His career path started with version 7.5; he studied every single tip of the application technicalities and did allot of successful implementations that includes functional consultations, analysis, and custom development projects. He holds a graduate degree in Computer Science and currently he is pursuing MBA degree in Accounting. In January 2007 he was nominated to the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) certificate and was certified in April 2008 due to his online contributions in the Dynamics Community (Dynamics GP Newsgroups, Forums, User Groups and his blog: Worth to mention that he was also listed as one of the Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 Most Influential People in 2009 by DynamicsWorld. And more... • Demonstrated Passion for MS Products through participating in beta testing for some product versions, an effective member of Microsoft Connect. • Talented in securing strong high quality relationships with premier customers, partners and sales teams passionately and profitably. • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and/or external customers • Problem Solver – Uses systematic approach to uncover true problem(s) and practical solution and can marshal resources to solve problem! • Proven record of effective account management, including Account Planning, Opportunity Management, and Business Management Excellence and working as part of a larger virtual team • Successful in delivering high quality technical engagements in the enterprise Dynamics GP implementations area according to customer requirements. • Dedicated, Committed, Self Motivated, Creative and highly focused with excellent communication, Negotiation, presentation, Active Listening and Objection Handling skills. • Experienced in Profitable researches and studies including white papers and technical presentations.

4 Responses to How to Create a New Report Using Report Writer and open it inside Microsoft Dynamics GP?

  1. Awesome post man. Being new to developing with GP, this is exactly what I needed and very easy to follow. Keep posts like this one coming.

  2. Glade to hear that it did help!

  3. Jay says:

    I have a have a customized report however it does not contain any entries. What could be the reason?

  4. Jay,

    It could be allot of reasons, export your report and publish it, I will get back to with the issue.



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