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BusinessObjects XI (Release 2): The Complete Reference by Cindi Howson

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CHAPTER 22
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Formulas and Variables
 
 
Until now you have displayed and manipulated objects returned from a data provider that are called base report variables or universe object variables. Formulas provide a powerful way to enhance your reports by transforming columns of data into more meaningful information. There are advantages and disadvantages to using user-defined formulas and variables that are created by the report designer. The key disadvantage to these user-defined formulas is that they are document specific. In other words, they cannot be shared with other users or other documents. You must re-create the formulas in each new document. ...

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