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Pivot Grid Fields represent data source fields and supply specific data to ASPxPivotGrid. Fields are visually represented by field headers that can be moved between control areas using drag-and-drop. Dragging fields between the areas modifies the layout of the report.

To create a report in ASPxPivotGrid, create pivot grid fields and position them within appropriate areas.

A field can be positioned within one of four areas: Column, Row, Data, and Filter Header Area. The field's function is determined by the area in which it is displayed:


  • position a field within the Column Header Area to list its values along the control's top edge. This field's values will represent column headers;
  • position a field within Row Header Area to list its values along the control's left edge. This field's values will represent row headers;
  • position a field within Data Header Area to calculate summaries against this fields. The summaries will be calculated for all the cells; each cell is identified by a specific column and row;
  • position a field within the Filter Header Area to make this field available for further customizations. For instance, it can be dragged to a different area later. In addition, an end-user can filter data against a filter field via the filter drop-down.

Binding Basics

ASPxPivotGrid supports bound and unbound fields. A bound field retrieves data from a field in a pivot grid's data source. An unbound field is not associated with a data source and should be populated with data manually. To learn more on unbound fields, see Unbound Fields.

To bind a pivot grid field to a data source field, use the PivotGridField.FieldName property. This property provides the name of the data field bound to a pivot grid field. The PivotGridFieldBase.UnboundType property must be set to UnboundColumnType.Bound.

To learn more, see Binding to Data Overview and Binding to OLAP Data Sources.