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DataBind Sugar CRM Data to the DevExpress Data Grid

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

The CData ADO.NET Provider for Sugar CRM 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.

The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid SugarCRM user credentials. This will use the default OAuth token created to allow client logins. OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret are required if you do not wish to use the default OAuth token.

You can generate a new OAuth consumer key and consumer secret in Admin -> OAuth Keys. Set the OAuthClientId to the OAuth consumer key. Set the OAuthClientSecret to the consumer secret.

Additionally, specify the URL to the SugarCRM account.

Note that retrieving SugarCRM metadata can be expensive. It is advised that you store the metadata locally as described in the "Caching Metadata" chapter of the help documentation.

Windows Forms Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress chart with Sugar CRM data. The SugarCRMDataAdapter 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 (SugarCRMConnection connection = new SugarCRMConnection( "User=MyUser;Password=MyPassword;URL=MySugarCRMAccountURL;CacheMetadata=True;")) { SugarCRMDataAdapter dataAdapter = new SugarCRMDataAdapter( "SELECT Name, AnnualRevenue 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[] { "AnnualRevenue" }); 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 Sugar CRM data. The SugarCRMDataAdapter 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 (SugarCRMConnection connection = new SugarCRMConnection( "User=MyUser;Password=MyPassword;URL=MySugarCRMAccountURL;CacheMetadata=True;")) { SugarCRMDataAdapter SugarCRMDataAdapter1 = new SugarCRMDataAdapter("SELECT Name, AnnualRevenue FROM Accounts", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); SugarCRMDataAdapter1.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new Series("Series1", ViewType.Bar); WebChartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "AnnualRevenue" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "Name"; series.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }