Chapter 10. Working with the tablix

The Toolbox window in Report Designer and the ribbon in Report Builder allow you to choose any of the three generic data regions for your report—a table, matrix, or list. Behind the scenes, these are all the same type of report item called a tablix. In this chapter, we explain how its name was derived and introduce important concepts that you must understand to develop more advanced layouts. To make report development easier, the design environment includes the three generic data regions as starting points to make it easier for you to lay out the report quickly. Each of these data regions includes preconfigured properties governing the behavior of rows or columns. However, if you find later that you need a different ...

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