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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.

No Data

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.