Understanding Subreports

The first 11 chapters of this book introduced you to the design of individual reports using single aggregated datasets. Crystal Reports provides further flexibility and reporting capabilities through the use of additional reports embedded directly within an original main report. These embedded reports, referred to as Subreports, provide enhanced value extending your reporting solutions into an expanded domain that will be explored in this chapter.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • A description of Subreports

  • The usefulness and value of Subreports

  • Linked versus Unlinked Subreports

  • In-Place versus On-Demand Subreports

  • Passing data between the main report and Subreports

The next two sections provide you with

  • An introduction ...

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