A Placeholder object is an object you can add to a document with the purpose of later replacing it with another object – e.g. a chart or a crosstab.
In this way, a Placeholder object works very well with templates. You can designate an area in your report that should later be replaced by a chart, a crosstab or any other type of object.
Note: For the template, consider if any of the Placeholder objects on the parent page should be repeated on the repeater page.
Later, when creating a new document on basis of the template, and you need to replace the Placeholder with a data object, simply select the Placeholder object and then add the object of your choice.