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Creating a New Report Versus Subclassing a Design
New report creation is in contrast to report subclassing. You create a new report when your requirements are not satisfied by any existing report and there are significant differences between your desired report and any existing report. You obtain a new report by subclassing when the differences between your new report and an existing report are minor and you want the new report to include any upgrades made to the old one.
The following are some situations in which you create a new report:
The following are some situations in which you subclass an existing report design:
- When you are deploying multiple similar versions of the same report showing slightly different data to different categories of users.
- When two reports show the same data but present it differently.