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Print a report as a byte array via X++ in #MSDyn365FO

In the last post I showed how to print the sales invoice as a pdf. In this post we will do the same but generate a byte array of the pdf report.

I tried to make the code as readable as possible and hopefully can use it on other reports..

    public static str printSalesInvoiceBase64Str(SalesInvoiceId _salesInvoiceId)
        str                     ret;
        CustInvoiceJour         custInvoiceJour;

        select firstonly custInvoiceJour
            where custInvoiceJour.InvoiceId == _salesInvoiceId;

        if (custInvoiceJour)
            str ext = SRSPrintDestinationSettings::findFileNameType(SRSReportFileFormat::PDF, SRSImageFileFormat::BMP);
            PrintMgmtReportFormatName printMgmtReportFormatName = PrintMgmtDocType::construct(PrintMgmtDocumentType::SalesOrderInvoice).getDefaultReportFormat();     
            SalesInvoiceContract salesInvoiceContract = new SalesInvoiceContract();

            SrsReportRunController  srsReportRunController = new SrsReportRunController();
            srsReportRunController.parmReportContract().parmReportExecutionInfo(new SRSReportExecutionInfo());

            SRSPrintDestinationSettings printerSettings = srsReportRunController.parmReportContract().parmPrintSettings();
            printerSettings.parmFileName(custInvoiceJour.InvoiceId + ext);
            SRSReportRunService srsReportRunService = new SrsReportRunService();
            Map reportParametersMap = srsReportRunService.createParamMapFromContract(srsReportRunController.parmReportContract());
            Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Reporting.Shared.ReportingService.ParameterValue[]  parameterValueArray = SrsReportRunUtil::getParameterValueArray(reportParametersMap);

            SRSProxy srsProxy = SRSProxy::constructWithConfiguration(srsReportRunController.parmReportContract().parmReportServerConfig());
            System.Byte[] reportBytes = srsproxy.renderReportToByteArray(srsReportRunController.parmreportcontract().parmreportpath(),
            if (reportBytes)
                using (System.IO.MemoryStream memoryStream = new System.IO.MemoryStream(reportBytes))
                    ret = System.Convert::ToBase64String(memoryStream.ToArray());

        return ret;

Printing the byte array string as an info log looks like this.


To test the encoding and decoding, I have used online tools like this:

Other sources for your reference:

I will continue this series of posts to some exciting capabilities. Until next time, enjoy.

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