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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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Creating Schedulable Program Objects

As the depth and breadth of business intelligence (BI) platforms like Crystal Enterprise grow within organizations today, one of the key challenges is the interoperability of the core BI platform with the rest of the surrounding infrastructure. There are many services that the BI platform might need to work with such as ETL tools, databases/data warehouses, Web servers, portal servers, and security and directory servers. One of the ways that Crystal Enterprise can work with these external technologies is through Program Objects.

A Program Object is a small program or link to a program published as a standard object to Crystal Enterprise. It has its own name, location in the folder structure, security permission, ...

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