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     How to: Bind a Report to an MDB Database (Runtime Sample)
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     How to: Pass Parameters to a Report (Runtime Sample)
     How to: Create a Master-Detail Report
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How to: Create a Master-Detail Report

This tutorial describes the steps used to create a master-detail report, i.e., a report that is displays data from a hierarchical datasource.

Follow these steps to create a master-detail report.

Expanded Connect to a Datasource

  1. Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 or 2017, and create a new Windows Forms application or open an existing application.

  2. Drop the SnapControl from the DX17.2: Reporting Toolbox tab on the application's main form.

  3. Next, open the PROJECT menu and click the Add New Data Source... command.

  4. Select Database.

  5. Select Dataset to specify the type of the database model..

  6. Select the nwind database. By default, it is stored in the following folder: C:\Users\Public\Documents\DevExpress Demos 17.2\Components\Data.

  7. The final wizard page allows you to choose which tables to obtain from the database. After this step, click Finish.

  8. To connect the application to data, handle the Load event of the application's main form and write the following code in the event handler.

Expanded Arrange the Content

Run the Master-Detail Report to create it.

You can easily arrange the content of the report by dropping fields from the Field List window onto the report's text editing surface.

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