DataBind LinkedIn Ads Data to the DevExpress Data Grid

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LinkedIn Ads ADO.NET Provider

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

The CData ADO.NET Provider for LinkedIn Ads 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.

LinkedIn Ads uses the OAuth authentication standard. OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with LinkedIn using the browser. See the OAuth section in the Help documentation for a guide.

Windows Forms Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress chart with LinkedIn Ads data. The LinkedInAdsDataAdapter 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 (LinkedInAdsConnection connection = new LinkedInAdsConnection( "OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:portNumber;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH")) { LinkedInAdsDataAdapter dataAdapter = new LinkedInAdsDataAdapter( "SELECT VisibilityCode, Comment FROM Analytics WHERE EntityId = '238'", 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[] { "Comment" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = DevExpress.XtraCharts.ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "VisibilityCode"; 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 LinkedIn Ads data. The LinkedInAdsDataAdapter 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 (LinkedInAdsConnection connection = new LinkedInAdsConnection( "OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:portNumber;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH")) { LinkedInAdsDataAdapter LinkedInAdsDataAdapter1 = new LinkedInAdsDataAdapter("SELECT VisibilityCode, Comment FROM Analytics WHERE EntityId = '238'", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); LinkedInAdsDataAdapter1.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new Series("Series1", ViewType.Bar); WebChartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "Comment" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "VisibilityCode"; series.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }