In a component, the report elements are glued together in a meaningful way. This allows:
- the retrieval of the facts associated with the components, as a fact table.
- the correct, and possibly even fancy display of these facts, as a spreadsheet.
Fact tables and Spreadsheets are described in further chapters.
The model structure of a component is nothing else than a hierarchy organizing its report elements.
We provide a complete reference to the REST API for model structures.
In a spreadsheet, the model structure corresponds to how a table looks like: where the header cells are located, how the rows are organized and the headers indented.