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12.3. Exports

The Rentals in Sam's system are kept in RentalCollection. The information in Rental objects is used to produce the MultipleRentalDTO shown in the previous section, as well as the late return reports. If Sam wants to analyze the rentals for sales purposes, either analysis code has to be added to the system or the data has to be exported to an analysis program, such as SAS.

In keeping with the "Do a Little Job Well and You May Be Called Upon Often" guidelines, you should prepare systems to export data to and import data from other systems, such as analysis or accounting packages. Data can be exported periodically (snapshot) in standard formats for use in other systems. The export format can be XML, comma-delimited files, or some custom format. Data could also be made available in real time, as in an online ordering system that queries an inventory system for current availability of an item and notifies the inventory system when the order is placed.


  

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