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Use dynamic data source in Linq Reporting Engine using C#


It has been over 2 years now. Could someone please confirm if we can use dynamics objects reporting engine?


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Regarding support of dynamic data sources in LINQ Reporting, we have found a workaround involving recently introduced JsonDataSource and Newtonsoft Json.NET. Please check the following code snippet. Hope this helps you.

// Initialize a dynamic object.
dynamic sender = new ExpandoObject();
sender.Message = "Hello";

// Serialize the dynamic object to JSON.
string json = JsonConvert.SerializeObject(sender);

// Initialize a JSON data source.
MemoryStream jsonStream = new MemoryStream(Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(json));
JsonDataSource dataSource = new JsonDataSource(jsonStream);

// Create a template document.
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder();

// Fill the template with data.
ReportingEngine engine = new ReportingEngine();
engine.BuildReport(builder.Document, dataSource);

// Print the result document.