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Hour 18. Working with the Report Compone... > Sharing of Report Objects

Sharing of Report Objects

The Crystal Repository takes into account all the typical sharing techniques that report designers have been leveraging in the past. The difference is that the new repository is independent of a given report. It handles logic, formatting, and objects. Fortunately, it also handles the major concern that was lacking in the RPT sharing scenario mentioned previously. By its very nature as a separate library (or database), it is referenced by the report when the report is opened, and, as a result, it can actually update the repository objects automatically for the report designer so that the added work of copying new logic and other objects is eliminated.

Benefits of Using the Repository

Updating a company's name can be used as a real-world example. Before Crystal Decisions, the company that created Crystal Reports was called Seagate Software. All the sample reports that shipped with older versions of Crystal Reports contained contact information in the bottom that mentioned Seagate Software in two text objects—one for copyright information and one for feedback.


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