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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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Scheduling Reports

There are many reasons why you would want to use the Crystal Enterprise scheduler. The most obvious case is when you want to run a report at a reoccurring time and make it available for a large number of users. However, the value of the scheduler is more than just time-based report processing. Often, the scheduler can be used for efficiency reasons. Being able to schedule a report once while incurring a single hit to the database, but allowing a large number of users to view the report instance, is a powerful thing. It decreases the number of queries to the database, which could affect the number of database licenses required. At the same time, because a cached copy of the data is stored with the report instance, the performance ...

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