A Data Source defines a set of data that can be queried by a Report and which options can be used when querying that data. A Data Source can define data that exists in your Craft installation or from any source that you wish to query near or far. For example, a custom Data Source could query data from a third-party API and return the results to Sprout Reports to display.
Sprout Reports provides a few Data Sources out of the box:
- Custom Query - Create reports using custom SQL queries.
- Users - Create reports with User and User Group data
- Category Usage by Section - See the breakdown of how many Categories are in use by Entries