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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Reporting - Second Edition by Christopher J Liley, David Duncan

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Deploying new Excel Reports with Excel Report Builder

As with SmartList Builder, Excel Report Builder is another powerful tool in our reporting toolbox. Though many of the same concepts that exist for SmartList Builder hold true for Excel Report Builder, we are not building a new SmartList Object that will be accessed through SmartList. Instead, as we discussed earlier in the chapter, with the deployment of Excel Reports, we are creating our own Excel Reports, Office Data Connections, or both.

The advantage this tool gives us is that we can designate that our resulting report will either be a simple list of data or a PivotTable in Excel. It basically takes out the step of our users needing to first extract the list of data, and then create the ...

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