DataBind X-Cart Data to the DevExpress Data Grid

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

The CData ADO.NET Provider for X-Cart 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.

An API Key must be created for your XCart Installation. In order to obtain the API Key, you need to install and configure the REST API Module for your X-Cart installation.

  • Login to your X-Cart Installation. Click on My addons on the bottom of the left side-bar navigation panel.
  • Search for REST API Module. Install the Module.
  • After the module has been installed, you need to set it up.
    • Go to the Settings section for the REST API Module.
    • On the settings page specify the API Key (only read)
  • Set the ApiKey and Url to the connection property to connect to data.

Windows Forms Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress chart with X-Cart data. The XCartDataAdapter 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 (XCartConnection connection = new XCartConnection( "Url=https://example.com/shop;ApiKey=MyApiKey;")) { XCartDataAdapter dataAdapter = new XCartDataAdapter( "SELECT ProfileId, FirstName FROM PROFILES WHERE Language = 'en'", 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[] { "FirstName" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = DevExpress.XtraCharts.ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "ProfileId"; 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 X-Cart data. The XCartDataAdapter 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 (XCartConnection connection = new XCartConnection( "Url=https://example.com/shop;ApiKey=MyApiKey;")) { XCartDataAdapter XCartDataAdapter1 = new XCartDataAdapter("SELECT ProfileId, FirstName FROM PROFILES WHERE Language = 'en'", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); XCartDataAdapter1.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new Series("Series1", ViewType.Bar); WebChartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "FirstName" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "ProfileId"; series.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }