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DataBind Exact Online Data to the DevExpress Data Grid

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

The CData ADO.NET Provider for Exact Online 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.

Exact Online uses the OAuth authentication standard. The InitiateOAuth connection property facilitates the OAuth flow -- by default, this is set to GETANDREFRESH. You can also use the embedded OAuth credentials or you can register an OAuth app with Exact to obtain your own. In addition to the OAuth values, provide the Region. If Division is not set, the default Division is determined.

See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for more information.

Windows Forms Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress chart with Exact Online data. The ExactOnlineDataAdapter 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 (ExactOnlineConnection connection = new ExactOnlineConnection( "Region='United States';Division=5512;")) { ExactOnlineDataAdapter dataAdapter = new ExactOnlineDataAdapter( "SELECT Name, CreditLinePurchase FROM Accounts", 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[] { "CreditLinePurchase" }); 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 Exact Online data. The ExactOnlineDataAdapter 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 (ExactOnlineConnection connection = new ExactOnlineConnection( "Region='United States';Division=5512;")) { ExactOnlineDataAdapter ExactOnlineDataAdapter1 = new ExactOnlineDataAdapter("SELECT Name, CreditLinePurchase FROM Accounts", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); ExactOnlineDataAdapter1.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new Series("Series1", ViewType.Bar); WebChartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "CreditLinePurchase" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "Name"; series.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }