There are two possibilities to accomplish ordering, sorting, filtering and grouping of data when using Telerik Reporting.
First approach is very obvious because probably you have to / had to work like this anyway: Use WHERE, ORDER BY, GROUP BY directly in SQL clause but it's some kind of "hidden".
Second approach is the ".NET way" which means that you apply those conditions on a "data adapter class" like you can do it in the report designer for example which is very handy since you don't need to code anything manually but have handy GUIs and can see it instantly in the designer's view.
Now my question: Which one is better / faster and (dis-) advantages over the other?
Are those "programmatically applied" conditions configured through the GUI evaluated by the application code after the original sql query is executed code or are they "translated" to native sql commands and applied before exuting the query?
First one would have noticeable impact on performance I guess whilest the second one is very handy as described above and you can see on the "top level" and don't have to search for anything "back" in the sql commands.
Thanks and regards!