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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting by David Duncan, Christopher Liley

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Tools for reducing building block sprawl

One of the challenges of using an enterprise-wide reporting tool such as Management Reporter is that multiple users can access the application and each user can create his or her own building blocks. As we've seen, building blocks are extremely portable and can be used in multiple Report Definitions. Hopefully, through good training and careful report design, our users will first seek to utilize existing building blocks to assist in the creation of new reports before creating a brand new set of building blocks.

Inevitably, however, we encounter building block sprawl. This is especially common in multi-company and multi-user environments. The symptoms of building block sprawl usually make this a pretty easy ...

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