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Special Edition Using® Crystal Reports® 10 by Roger Sanborn, Steve Lucas, Kathryn Hunt, Joe Estes, Michael Voloshko, James Edkins, Bob Coates, Naisan Geula, Ryan Marples, Neil FitzGerald

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Why Implement Business Views?

Business Views offer tremendous advantages over traditional Crystal Report design processes by removing the most difficult data-intensive tasks from report design. This facilitates a change in the way that report creation occurs, as less database-savvy report designers can take on the bulk of report designing, leaving developer or DBA-oriented tasks to the specialists. This approach also results in less re-work and speeds report creation, which is arguably the most costly aspect of owning a Business Intelligence solution. Business Views provide a variety of benefits:

  • Abstracting the complexities of the database

  • Putting report design in the hands of business people

  • Facilitating object reuse

  • Dynamically switching data ...

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