The new Business View Layer (BVL) feature in Compiere 3.1 enables report designers and data analysts to access Compiere business data externally from a new, optimized schema. By constructing Business Views from Compiere entities like tables and views - and then publishing them to the new BVL schema, designers may access information externally in a format that is secure, readable and easy to understand. Information accessed from the BVL schema respects all Compiere role and user based security. The Business View Layer abstracts the complexity of both database relationships and application security inherent in 3rd party data access.
The BVL publishes data applicable to and tested with many analysis tools, such as Jasper Reports, Crystal Reports and Microsoft Excel. Tight integration is available with Jasper Reports and Crystal Reports, allowing users to create a report based on the new Business View, then save the report template and make it directly accessible from your Compiere main menu. Running these reports from within Compiere respects the security of the Compiere user that is running the report.
The new Business View Layer advances a user’s ability to easily and securely analyze business data making your business analysis and reporting easier. Learn more about the exciting new features and capabilities in Compiere 3.1.