DataBind Zoho Creator Data to the DevExpress Data Grid

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

The CData ADO.NET Provider for Zoho Creator 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 connector is already registered with Zoho Creator as an OAuth application.

If you would prefer to use your own custom OAuth app, see the Help documentation.

Windows Forms Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress chart with Zoho Creator data. The ZohoCreatorDataAdapter 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 (ZohoCreatorConnection connection = new ZohoCreatorConnection( "AccountsServer=AccountsServer;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH")) { ZohoCreatorDataAdapter dataAdapter = new ZohoCreatorDataAdapter( "SELECT ID, Leave_Type FROM Leave_Types WHERE Leave_Type = 'Sick'", 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[] { "Leave_Type" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = DevExpress.XtraCharts.ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "ID"; 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 Zoho Creator data. The ZohoCreatorDataAdapter 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 (ZohoCreatorConnection connection = new ZohoCreatorConnection( "AccountsServer=AccountsServer;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH")) { ZohoCreatorDataAdapter ZohoCreatorDataAdapter1 = new ZohoCreatorDataAdapter("SELECT ID, Leave_Type FROM Leave_Types WHERE Leave_Type = 'Sick'", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); ZohoCreatorDataAdapter1.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new Series("Series1", ViewType.Bar); WebChartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "Leave_Type" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "ID"; series.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }