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Cells in the Pivot Grid control display the results of summaries calculated against data fields. Summaries are calculated for a subset of records from the control’s underlying data source. All the records in this subset have matching values in a column field(s) and row field(s) and these values are identified by column and row headers.


The ASPxPivotGrid control supports two types of summaries:

Automatic summaries

The Pivot Grid control uses summary calculation methods like Sum, Average, Count, Min, Max, and so on against such data fields. Use the PivotGridField.SummaryType property to specify the type of the summary function.

The String and DateTime types do not support arithmetic addition. For fields that do not contain numeric data only the following summary functions can be calculated: Count, Min, and Max. If the field’s SummaryType property is set to any other value, the corresponding data cells displays 0. The numeric data fields support all available summary function types.

Custom summaries
This summaries allow you to manually calculate summaries using custom algorithms. For instance, you can involve multiple data fields in summary calculation or calculate a summary for individual records.

The ASPxPivotGrid provides multiple methods and events, allowing you to access and customize summary values. To learn more, see Accessing Summary Values, Obtaining Underlying Data (Drill-Down) and Custom Formatting.

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