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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed by Paul Bertucci, Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Ray Rankins

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Report Design Fundamentals

Every report has three main parts: a body, header, and footer (you can view the header and footer and control their visibility settings by right-clicking an outer edge of the report on the design surface). A report body can be a collection of static controls, such as text boxes and lines, but most useful reports contain at least one data-bound control, meaning that the control is wired up to a dataset; its contents usually repeat in some fashion relative to the number of rows in the dataset. Notice that the header and footer cannot contain data-bound controls. Data-bound controls themselves may contain either data-bound or non–data-bound controls.

Table 48.4 summarizes all the controls in the Toolbox, with their data-binding ...

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