How to: Implement Custom Summary

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This example demonstrates different approaches to calculate a custom summary.

The task is to calculate the percentage of units that cost over $50 and show that value in the total columns.

The following approaches are shown:

  • The CustomSummary event. A custom summary is calculated for the "Unit Price" field. The field's SummaryType property is set to PivotSummaryType.Custom. The ASPxPivotGrid.CustomSummary event is handled to count the records whose total sum exceeds $50. The ratio of these records to all the records is assigned to the e.CustomValue parameter.

  • An unbound expression. A field is an unbound field with an expression that calculates the ratio.

  • Data Binding API. In Optimized mode create a field bound to the ExpressionDataBinding object with the following expression:


View Example: How to Implement Custom Summary

<dx:ASPxPivotGrid ID="ASPxPivotGrid1" runat="server" DataSourceID="AccessDataSource1" Theme="Office365">
    <OptionsData DataProcessingEngine="Optimized" />
        <dx:PivotGridField ID="fieldProductName" Area="RowArea" AreaIndex="0"
            Caption="Product Name" FieldName="ProductName">
        <dx:PivotGridField ID="fieldExtendedPriceNew" Area="DataArea" AreaIndex="0"
            Caption="Percentage of Orders over $500">
                <dx:ExpressionDataBinding Expression="ToDecimal(Sum(iif([Extended_Price]>=500,1,0)))/Count()" />
            <CellFormat FormatString="p" FormatType="Numeric"></CellFormat>