Using data objects as a data source
A data object can include any number of data sources, data sets, data cubes, and report parameters. The data objects can be used as predefined data sources in BIRT Studio. Business users can select already published data objects as data sources, or templates that are designed to use data objects as data sources.
The data objects created for business reports should be designed with the business report requirements in mind. They should provide the data in a structure that is appropriate for business users and for the report elements that users can add to a report.
When you design data objects for business reports always consider the following:
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