Shared elements are reports parts that are stored in the CMS repository, and can be reused multiple times by other users or for other documents.
Because the report element is based on a series of other objects, you also save the definition of the following items when you create a shared element:
The report element itself
The variables it uses
Its data providers, if any
Its data sources, if any
Its format, if any
When you insert a shared element, all these items are kept and inserted as a whole along with the shared element. Shared elements inserted in a document remain linked to it. If a new version of a shared element is available, it can be updated in the document.
If you have appropriate rights, you can manage shared elements via the Side Panel in the Shared Elements pane and do the following tasks:
Create and delete sub-folders
Move shared elements from one folder to another
Copy and paste shared elements
Delete shared elements from the CMS Repository