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How to create a column binding

This procedure shows an example of creating a column binding for a data element.

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Expression Builder button

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If you need help constructing the expression, choose the expression builder button to launch the expression builder. Figure 3-2 shows an expression in the expression builder that combines the values of two data set fields selected from the Customers data set.

Figure 3-2 The expression builder showing a column-binding expression

Figure 3-2  The expression builder showing a column-binding expression
Choose OK when you finish constructing the expression. Figure 3-3 shows an example of a column-binding definition.

Figure 3-3 New column-binding definition

Figure 3-3  New column-binding definition
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In the layout editor, the report design displays [Contact_Name] in the location where you inserted the data element, indicating that the data element uses the column binding you defined.
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