DataBind Azure Data Catalog Data to the DevExpress Data Grid

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Azure Data Catalog ADO.NET Provider

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

The CData ADO.NET Provider for Azure Data Catalog 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.

You can optionally set the following to read the different catalog data returned from Azure Data Catalog.

    CatalogName: Set this to the CatalogName associated with your Azure Data Catalog. To get your Catalog name, navigate to your Azure Portal home page > Data Catalog > Catalog Name

Connect Using OAuth Authentication

You must use OAuth to authenticate with Azure Data Catalog. OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with Azure Data Catalog using the browser. For more information, refer to the OAuth section in the help documentation.

Windows Forms Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress chart with Azure Data Catalog data. The AzureDataCatalogDataAdapter 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 (AzureDataCatalogConnection connection = new AzureDataCatalogConnection( "InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH")) { AzureDataCatalogDataAdapter dataAdapter = new AzureDataCatalogDataAdapter( "SELECT DslAddressDatabase, Type FROM Tables WHERE Name = 'FactProductInventory'", 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[] { "Type" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = DevExpress.XtraCharts.ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "DslAddressDatabase"; 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 Azure Data Catalog data. The AzureDataCatalogDataAdapter 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 (AzureDataCatalogConnection connection = new AzureDataCatalogConnection( "InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH")) { AzureDataCatalogDataAdapter AzureDataCatalogDataAdapter1 = new AzureDataCatalogDataAdapter("SELECT DslAddressDatabase, Type FROM Tables WHERE Name = 'FactProductInventory'", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); AzureDataCatalogDataAdapter1.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new Series("Series1", ViewType.Bar); WebChartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "Type" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "DslAddressDatabase"; series.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }