Working with Data in a Report Layout
After creating a new report, you define connection information for the report and specify a query. Connection information is stored in the report definition as a data source. Query information is stored in the report definition as a dataset. A report can contain multiple datasets. In Reporting Services, data-bound controls in a report are called data regions. Data binding is also supported for fields and images. Once datasets are defined, you can create data regions that contain fields to display report data.
In This Section
- Connecting to a Data Source
Describes data sources and how to create them.
- Defining Report Datasets
Describes datasets and how to use them to retrieve data from a data source.
- Working With Fields in a Report Dataset
Discusses fields and how to display column data in a report.
- Grouping Data in a Report
Describes the various ways you can group data for a report.
- Sorting Data in a Report
Describes the various ways you can sort data in a report.