This example illustrates how to develop a custom data source component that reads data from a flat file.  A similar methodology can be used to read data from COM objects, Java objects, SQL Server Analysis Services cubes or any other source of data that can be programmatically accessed. 

The following download includes an Actuate .rod file illustrating the use of a customized data source component, a Word document explaining how the report works, and a flat file containing the data to be read into the report.

Creating Custom Data Sources