Master-Detail Relation Editor

When a data source contains two or more queries, clicking the web-designer-field-list-data-source-edit-relationships button in the Field List will invoke the Master-Detail Relation Editor.


Using this editor, you can define master-detail relationships between queries by specifying their corresponding key fields.


This allows you to create hierarchical data sources that are used to create nested master-detail reports.


Although it is also possible to join different tables within a single query, creating hierarchical data sources is preferred in most cases to provide better performance (in general, master-detail reports are generated faster than similar-looking reports created by grouping "flat" data sources).