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DataBind SAP Business One DI Data to the DevExpress Data Grid

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

The CData ADO.NET Provider for SAP Business One DI 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.

To connect to SAP Business One DI data, specify the following connection properties:

  • DBServerType: The type of server being connected to.
  • Server: The name or IP address of the Business One DI server to connect to.
  • CompanyDB: The company to connect to.
  • User: The username used when connecting to the LicenseServer.
  • Password: The password used when connecting to the LicenseServer.
  • LicenseServer (optional): Set this if your License Server is different from the Server.
  • UseTrusted (optional): Set to TRUE to connect using Windows credentials.

Windows Forms Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress chart with SAP Business One DI data. The SAPBusinessOneDIDataAdapter 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 (SAPBusinessOneDIConnection connection = new SAPBusinessOneDIConnection( "Server=ServerName;DBServerType=MSSQL_2016;CompanyDB=SBODemoCA;User=manager;Password=manager;")) { SAPBusinessOneDIDataAdapter dataAdapter = new SAPBusinessOneDIDataAdapter( "SELECT AcctCode, AcctName FROM OACT WHERE AcctName = 'account_name'", 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[] { "AcctName" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = DevExpress.XtraCharts.ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "AcctCode"; 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 SAP Business One DI data. The SAPBusinessOneDIDataAdapter 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 (SAPBusinessOneDIConnection connection = new SAPBusinessOneDIConnection( "Server=ServerName;DBServerType=MSSQL_2016;CompanyDB=SBODemoCA;User=manager;Password=manager;")) { SAPBusinessOneDIDataAdapter SAPBusinessOneDIDataAdapter1 = new SAPBusinessOneDIDataAdapter("SELECT AcctCode, AcctName FROM OACT WHERE AcctName = 'account_name'", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); SAPBusinessOneDIDataAdapter1.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new Series("Series1", ViewType.Bar); WebChartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "AcctName" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "AcctCode"; series.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }