Class as ObjectDataSource

6 posts, 1 answers
  1. Masoud
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    Member since:
    Aug 2011

    Posted 05 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Hi there,

    I am looking at generating reports based on a class that has the following structure:

    public class DataItem
        public string ItemHeader { get; set; }
        public string ItemContent { get; set; }
        public string ItemFooter { get; set; }
    public class ReportingDataSource00
        public ReportingDataSource00()
            DataItems = new List<DataItem>
                                new DataItem {ItemContent = "ItemContent00", ItemFooter = "Footer00", ItemHeader = "Header00"},
                                new DataItem {ItemContent = "ItemContent01", ItemFooter = "Footer01", ItemHeader = "Header01"}
            ReportHeader = "Header";
            ReportFooter = "Footer";
        public string ReportHeader { get; set; }
        public string ReportFooter { get; set; }
        public IEnumerable<DataItem> DataItems { get; set; }

    ReportingDataSource00 has data that needs to be displayed only once on the report (header and footer), as well as a list of elements that need to be displayed in a table.  

    When I try to use ReportingDataSource00 as a ObjectDataSource, the wizard will only recognize the properties Header and Footer.  Is it possible to use the DataItems list as a datasource for a list in the detail section of the report?

    Best regardes

  2. Answer
    Elian avatar
    435 posts

    Posted 09 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Klaus,

    The concept of the DataSource is to be a List of some data items that will be iterated through in order to create the report (one detail section for each iteration). In your case the List is not the top of the hierarchy and this is why you can't use the DataItems List for displaying items in the detail section. You can however use it as DataSource for Table/List/Crosstab items with Bindings. However if you need to use it as Report.DataSource you will need to rework it, so it only retrieves the data for the report (without the header and the footer). 

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  3. InSource
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    Dec 2010

    Posted 08 May 2012 Link to this post

    I have an MVC application that uses business object classes and a DAL.
    I wish to use telerik reporting in my application using these classes but am having difficulty finding examples of how to use the objectDataSource.  Can you provide a snippet or an example?
  4. Steve
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    Posted 08 May 2012 Link to this post


    Check the following links:

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  5. John
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    Jan 2017

    Posted 19 Nov 2017 in reply to Elian Link to this post

    Then how would you get the header and footer info? should we repeat the header and footer information in the collection so we can use it?
  6. Katia
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    Posted 22 Nov 2017 Link to this post

    Hi John,

    Header and footer information can be retrieved inside the report's (or inner data item) detail section. In this case, header and footer will be repeated for each detail section. Otherwise, you can show only the ItemContent in the detail section and display header and footer in another report section where the content can be aggregated, for example Group Header(Footer) or Report Header(Footer).
    Inside those sections, you can use aggregate built-in functions to calculate the result based on the set of values returned by the data source.

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