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DataBind QuickBooks Data to the DevExpress Data Grid

Use the CData ADO.NET Provider for QuickBooks with the DevExpress Windows Forms and Web controls to provide QuickBooks data to a chart.

The CData ADO.NET Provider for QuickBooks implements standard ADO.NET data access components that can be used with third-party controls. The standard ADO.NET process for databinding can be followed to enable bidirectional access to live data from UI controls. In this article we show how to use the CData components to databind to the DevExpress Windows Forms and Web controls; you will databind to a chart that displays current data.

When you are connecting to a local QuickBooks instance, you do not need to set any connection properties.

Requests are made to QuickBooks through the Remote Connector. The Remote Connector runs on the same machine as QuickBooks and accepts connections through a lightweight, embedded Web server. The server supports SSL/TLS, enabling users to connect securely from remote machines.

The first time you connect, you will need to authorize the Remote Connector with QuickBooks. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide.

Windows Forms Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress chart with QuickBooks data. The QuickBooksDataAdapter binds to the Series property of the chart control. The Diagram property of the control defines the x- and y-axes as the column names.

using (QuickBooksConnection connection = new QuickBooksConnection( "URL=http://remotehost:8166;User=admin;Password=admin123")) { QuickBooksDataAdapter dataAdapter = new QuickBooksDataAdapter( "SELECT Name, CustomerBalance FROM Customers", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); dataAdapter.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series(); chartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "CustomerBalance" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = DevExpress.XtraCharts.ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "Name"; series.ValueScaleType = DevExpress.XtraCharts.ScaleType.Numerical; chartControl1.Legend.Visibility = DevExpress.Utils.DefaultBoolean.False; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }

Web Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress Web control with QuickBooks data. The QuickBooksDataAdapter binds to the Series property of the chart; the Diagram property defines the x- and y-axes as the column names.

using DevExpress.XtraCharts; using (QuickBooksConnection connection = new QuickBooksConnection( "URL=http://remotehost:8166;User=admin;Password=admin123")) { QuickBooksDataAdapter QuickBooksDataAdapter1 = new QuickBooksDataAdapter("SELECT Name, CustomerBalance FROM Customers", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); QuickBooksDataAdapter1.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new Series("Series1", ViewType.Bar); WebChartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "CustomerBalance" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "Name"; series.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }
 
 
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