As of Q2 2013 Telerik Reporting is built against .NET4 supported in Visual Studio 2010+ versions.
You can use the SqlDataSource
to directly connect to your SQL database. The SqlDataSource component uses standard ADO.NET classes and the installed on the machine .NET data providers to establish the connection and retrieve data. Details how to configure the component are available in the SqlDataSource Wizard
Also you may prefer to use a custom data access layer, and load the data in a custom business object. Then you can use the ObjectDataSource/ EntityDataSource/ OpenAccessDataSource component, depending on the type of data model you are building.
The usage of a data model, will allow you to use the collection properties of the main business object to supply data to data items in the report. For more details about data-binding scenarios, please refer to the following articles:
Once you have designed a report, including the data-binding part, you can export it programmatically on the server machine with the ReportProcessor.RenderReport
- Exporting Report Programmatically
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