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Migration from crystal reports to BO


We are working on the migration of crystal reports to Business Objects XI R3.1. In crystal reports the Stored procedures were used for data connection. While migration shall we make use of stored procedures to construct the universe. Is there is any constrains of using Stored Procedures while constructing the universe. As the stored procedure is too complex(contains joins , temp tables to insert and update) its too tough to convert the stored procedure to single select query to construct the derived table.

Kindly suggest with the best practise of conversion.

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    Posted on Sep 05, 2013 at 01:50 PM

    There are two routes that you can go down with this - stored procedure based standalone universe or a more traditional table-based universe.

    Stored procedures can be used on their own to build universes or you could build a full "traditional" universe and use a combination of tables, views and functions to create a more flexible solution. The inserting and updating of temp tables suggests flaws in the underlying data model, so it may be worth revisting that to create a better reporting database.

    Personally I'd recommend a table-based approach, especially as you have an opportunity to start from scratch.

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