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Replace views by making Datastores publishable

Datastores and views are very similar. I think Datastores are even technically views in the database.
We create datastores for reports and often our clients, in addition to the report need a similar or identical extract. Datastores have the benefit of the anchor (outer join) which views do not.
If you add functionality to datastores to view current values in a table format (like views do) and to publish/export results, we could do away with very, have a better product and avoid redundant work.
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    17 Apr 21:23

    I think this is a very good solution. Views additionally have the limitation of strangely not allowing anchors. Anchors are available in calcs and data stores and without anchors it makes it much more difficult to build data exports.