DataBind SAS Data Sets Data to the DevExpress Data Grid

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SAS Data Sets ADO.NET Provider

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

The CData ADO.NET Provider for SAS Data Sets 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.

Set the following connection properties to connect to your SAS DataSets files:

  • URI: Set this to the folder containing your .sas7bdat resources. Currently we only support local files.

Windows Forms Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress chart with SAS Data Sets data. The SASDataSetsDataAdapter 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 (SASDataSetsConnection connection = new SASDataSetsConnection( "URI=C:/myfolder;")) { SASDataSetsDataAdapter dataAdapter = new SASDataSetsDataAdapter( "SELECT name, borough FROM restaurants WHERE cuisine = 'American'", 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[] { "borough" }); 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 SAS Data Sets data. The SASDataSetsDataAdapter 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 (SASDataSetsConnection connection = new SASDataSetsConnection( "URI=C:/myfolder;")) { SASDataSetsDataAdapter SASDataSetsDataAdapter1 = new SASDataSetsDataAdapter("SELECT name, borough FROM restaurants WHERE cuisine = 'American'", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); SASDataSetsDataAdapter1.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new Series("Series1", ViewType.Bar); WebChartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "borough" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "name"; series.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }