Although drag-and-drop techniques seemingly go against conventional wisdom, you can use them for an amazing array of applications of every complexity. The essential requirement when using this approach is to ensure that you define your views and stored procedures carefully. Make sure that they actually produce everything you need, but only what you need. By limiting the views and stored procedures, you can use drag-and-drop techniques for a majority of your applications, saving considerable time, effort, and debugging.
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