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Chapter 23. Using Replication

In the last chapter, you learned how to unleash the power of reports. This chapter explains replication. As you have discovered, databases are often concerned with assimilating data from a variety of sources to one central location. Networks and the Internet have resolved many of the issues related to integrating data from various sources. However, users are not always connected to a network when they enter information. Replication often can provide a solution to distributed processing dilemmas. In particular, in this chapter you learn the following:

  • why database replication is used

  • when you should not use database replication

  • how replication works

  • how to obtain a list of users in the current database


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