This topic introduces the main concepts of binding reports to data.
Expanding the DataSource property editor and clicking Add Report Data Source runs the Data Source Wizard whose main features include:
DevExpress Reports provide two different data binding modes: legacy bindings and expression bindings. See Data Binding Modes to learn about the available binding modes.
To assign an existing data source to a report, select it under the Components section in the Report Gallery and click Add to Report Components.
See the following documents to learn how to bind a report to specific data providers:
See the following tutorials to learn about using this approach:
See Merge Reports to learn how to merge pages of different reports into a single document.
You can bind the following report controls to individual data sources, independent of the actual report:
You can avoid loading actual data at design time while still being able to adjust the report's layout and bind report controls to data fields. The real data is loaded at runtime when the report is generated.
Use one of the following approaches to accomplish this task, depending on which data source is assigned to your report: