ActiveReports 13
OleDb Data Source
ActiveReports 13 > ActiveReports User Guide > Samples and Walkthroughs > Samples > Data Binding > Page and RDL Reports > OleDb Data Source

The OleDB Data Source sample demonstrates how to use the OleDb data provider for binding a report to data.

Sample Location

Visual Basic.NET

<User Folder>\GrapeCity Samples\ActiveReports 13\DataBinding\PageAndRDL\OleDbDataSource\VB.NET


<User Folder>\GrapeCity Samples\ActiveReports 13\DataBinding\PageAndRDL\OleDbDataSource\C#

Run-Time Features

When you run this sample, the MainForm with the ActiveReports Viewer appears. The Viewer displays the report with the list of movies, their ratings and the release year information.
Note: To run this sample, you must have access to the Reels.mdb. A copy is located at [User Documents folder]\GrapeCity Samples\ActiveReports 13\Data. If you are unable to access the data files in the sample, create the Data folder and place all the data files to this folder, or change the reference path to the data files within the folder according to your environment.

Project Details


This file is an internal class that contains code to create a data connection. It creates the OleDb data reader to read data from the Reels database and add it to an array to provide data for the report.


This is the main form that appears when you run this sample. It uses the ActiveReports Viewer control to display the report at run time.

Right-click the form and select View Code to see how to load and show the report at run time.


This is the report that gets displayed in the Viewer at run time.

The report uses the header with the Textbox to display the report heading and the footer with the Textbox to display the page number information. The body of the report has the Table data region to display data obtained from the OleDb data provider. For that, the Textbox controls of the Table are bound to the OleDB data source in the Value property.

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