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Report definition as a source of data

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You can populate your UI elements such as tables, drop-downs, and auto complete controls with data that the report definition query returns. For example, you can source data for an autocomplete control from the results of a report definition to display service provider names and locations.

When you use report definitions as source of data, you ensure that you retrieve and present the most recent data because unlike data pages, for example, reports produce real-time results each time they run. With report definitions it is also possible to customize your reports to adapt them to your specific needs.

If you want to source data from a report definition, you can only use optimized properties in your report definition. For more information, see Exposing properties and populating database columns and Optimizing table code.

You can configure a report definition as source of content for the following UI elements:

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