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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Professional Reporting by Steven Renders

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Alternatives for building a faster dataset

I have always demonstrated building the dataset using data items that reference database tables or the integer data item. I will now demonstrate two techniques that you can apply to complex reports to improve report performance and also make the report easier to maintain.

Using a temporary table

The first technique is using a temporary table. This technique is used a lot in document reports and I might have mentioned it already very briefly in previous chapters.

A buffer table is a fancy name for a temporary table, or a table that is used as a temporary table. In Dynamics NAV, when you want to use a temporary table, you need to declare a variable that references an existing table and then set its temporary ...

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