data source
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A relational database or other data repository. For example, an Extensible Markup Language (XML) file, a flat file, an information object, or a Java application can be a data source. A report can include any of these types of data. This data source provides data rows to a report or a gadget on a dashboard through a data source element.
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Related terms
application, dashboard, data, data row, data source element, database, Extensible Markup Language (XML), flat file, gadget design (.gadget) file, information object, Java, report
Contrast with
data set

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