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How to bind Sub Report to Main Report's Data


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Report Item SubReport


Telerik Reporting Expression engine allows you to reuse the data of a parent scope. This includes binding a subreport to the main report's data.

This article provides the required steps for binding the SubReport to the Main Report's Data.


Property path: DataSource
Expression: =ReportItem.DataObject

When the subreport is loaded by a SubReport item in the main report, the sub report will get the data associated with the SubReport item.

  • You can change the scope to a greater parent by using the Parent keyword. For example:
Property path: DataSource
Expression: =ReportItem.Parent.Parent.DataObject


In case you need to display data in a tabular format, another approach for organizing the main report's layout can be found in How to Databind to Collection Properties.

See Also

How to use the ReportItem.DataObject property in expressions.

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