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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Working with the Tablix

Returning to the report area of the designer, click anywhere on the report itself near the table. Notice how the UI changes to a raised appearance? This indicates that your report is using the new Tablix control. The Tablix replaced the Table, Matrix, and List controls, providing all their functionality in one. It offers three data region templates (Table, Matrix, and List) that you drag from the Toolbox tool window onto the report. Take a moment to open the Toolbox tool window to view these and the other standard controls.

The Tablix offers several important visual clues as to how your report data is organized with the control. Within its inner border, the innermost grouping for your report is always indicated by a dark ...

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