data source
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.
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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