Connecting Two Data Sources within a Single Table
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I need to use aggregate data from two data sources within a single table in Telerik Reporting. The goal is to find the difference between the total numbers from both sources.
To achieve this, you can use a SubReport as a workaround since there is no built-in mechanism for combining data across different data sources in Telerik Reporting. Follow these steps:
- Create a subreport definition that will contain the logic to calculate the difference between the two totals.
- Reference the subreport in a SubReport item that is placed in the Table Header/Footer of the main report table that uses the first data source. Let the SubReport item have the second source as a DataSource in the main report definition, or set the DataSource directly in the subreport definition.
- Pass the main report table total as a parameter to the SubReport ReportSource.
- In the subreport definition, use the passed parameter to calculate the difference with its total.
Keep in mind that this workaround involves using a SubReport and passing parameters between the main report and the SubReport to perform the desired calculations.