The Subreport control is a placeholder for data from a separate report. Subreports make sense when you need to nest groups of data from different data sources within a single data region, or when you can reuse a subreport in a number of reports.
Some properties of the Subreport control are described below. Note that you need to enable Advanced Properties Mode to view all properties.
Report Name: The parent report name.
Data Set Name: Select a dataset to associate with the banded list. The drop-down list is populated with all of the datasets in the report's dataset collection.
Data Set Parameters: Add data set parameters to filter the data to display in reports at preview.
Merge Transactions: Indicates if transactions in the parent report and subreport are merged.
Width: Enter a value in points to set the width of the border.
Style: Select a style for the border.
Color: Select a color to use for the border from Color Picker, Standard Colors, or Web Colors.
Keep Together: Indicates if the data inside the subreport is kept together on a single page if possible.
Message: The message to display in the data region when no rows of data are available.
Color: Select a color to use for the message from Color Picker, Standard Colors, or Web Colors.
Font Style: Apply a font style on the message. Note that if you chose a theme for Layout > Style, the text appears according to the selected theme. You can select the following styles:
Normal - Makes text appear in normal style.
Italic - Makes text appear italicized.
Text Decoration: Lets you decorate the text by use of lines. You can choose from:
Underline - Draws a line below the text.
Overline - Draws a line above the text.
LineThrough - Draws a line through the middle of the text.
Format: Select one of the common numeric formats, provided in the list.
Inherit Style Sheet: Indicates if the stylesheet from the parent report is used in the subreport.
Substitute Theme On Subreport: Indicates if the theme from the parents report is used in the subreport.