Working with Tables

The Table component displays data coming from a secondary dataset. This powerful component can often make subreports unnecessary.

The Table wizard allows you to create a complex table with a few clicks. Each table cell can be simple as a text element or it can contain a set of report elements including nested tables, creating very sophisticated layouts.

To create a tabular layout for a simple report with columns that resize together, you can use spreadsheet layout. While not as complex as the Table component, you can use it directly in a report without defining a dataset. See Working with Spreadsheet Layout for more information.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Creating a Table
Editing a Table
Table Structure
Working with Columns