The Data Source Wizard enables you to configure a data source and retrieve its data. The wizard supports the following data source types:
Obtains data from all major data providers (Microsoft SQL Server, XML data, Microsoft Access, Oracle, etc.).
Binds to a Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework data source.
Connects to any data object that implements the IList, IList<T> or IEnumerable<T> interface.
Obtains data from Microsoft Excel workbooks (XLS, XLSX or XLSM files) or CSV files.
Connects to JSON-formatted data.
Binds to XPO data.
Retrieves data from multiple data sources.
Allows you design a report that is not bound to a data source.
The Data Source Wizard allows you to do the following:
Add a new data-bound report to your application. To do this, use the Report Wizard, which contains the Data Source Wizard pages.
Bind an existing report or its Detail Report band to data. To invoke the Data Source Wizard, click the report's smart tag, expand the XtraReportBase.DataSource property's drop-down menu and click Add Report Data Source.
Connect the Chart, Pivot Grid and Sparkline report controls to individual data sources. To invoke the Data Source Wizard, click the control's smart tag, expand the DataSource property's drop-down menu and click Add Report Data Source.