Getting items from a sub-report within a sub-report

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  1. Von
    Von avatar
    13 posts
    Member since:
    Aug 2009

    Posted 18 Nov 2011 Link to this post


    I have report that contains a sub-report. The sub-report itself contains a sub-report. My goal is to get that sub-report within the sub-report of my main report so I can populate it's data. So I have the following:

    * master report
         * a sub-report inside the master report
             * a sub-report inside the sub-report  mentioned above

    Take note that I am populating data using an objectsource. Now, I have the following code:
    var mainReport = new TheReport();
    // this works fine
    var detail = ((mainReport.Items[0] as Telerik.Reporting.DetailSection)
                        .Items["subReport"] as Telerik.Reporting.SubReport);
    // this one does not work
    var innerDetail = ((detail.Items[0] as Telerik.Reporting.DetailSection)
                        .Items["innerSubReport"] as Telerik.Reporting.SubReport);

    "detail.Items" does not contain any element. I can also confirm that just by looking into the mainReport.Items collection. Using VS' watch window I manually navigate through the mainReport.Items collection, located the details section and investigated its own Items collection. The items collection is really empty for the details section. 

    How can I get the inner sub-report so I can manipulate it?
  2. Elian
    Elian avatar
    435 posts

    Posted 21 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Von,

    See the code snippet below for more info:

    var detail = ((mainReport.Items[0] as Telerik.Reporting.DetailSection)
                        .Items["subReport"] as Telerik.Reporting.SubReport);
    //By doing this you get the subReport container item, not the report it represents
    //In order to get the report itself you should
    var detailReportSource = detail.ReportSource;

    //There is another option in the subReport ( the one that is in the main report)
    //you can expose public property that gets the most inner report
    //and then you access it directly
    public partial class Report2 : Telerik.Reporting.Report
            public Telerik.Reporting.Report subReport3
    get return this.report31;}
            public Report2()
    //and then in the main report you can access it like this:
    var mostInnerReport = this.report21.subReport3;

    Although by doing that you will only have access to the definition of the inner reports, not the processing items. If you want to change the data it displays at runtime you should consider doing it in some other way (Report parameters, different report logic). 

    Best wishes,
    the Telerik team

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