Hierarchical Master-Detail Reports
With the XtraReports Suite, you can choose between two approaches to creating master-detail reports: by creating a hierarchy of nested Detail Report Bands or by using the XRSubreport control to show separate detail reports within a master report.
The easiest way to embed a report into a master report is by using our XRSubreport control. For example, this approach is used to create side-by-side reports.
Using Nested Detail Report Bands
When you need to create a report that shows a complex hierarchy of data, you can add Detail Report bands to your report. Each Detail Report band is a report on its own apart from Detail, it can contain all other available band types.
There can be an unlimited number of Detail Report bands nested in each other, and you can add several detail reports at the same nesting level.
Dealing with master-detail reports, you may simplify the apprehension of the complete report by presenting its data as fragmentary as with drill-down and drill-through report.