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ASPxPivotGrid.DataSource Property

Gets or sets the object from which the data-bound control retrieves its list of data items.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web.ASPxPivotGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.ASPxPivotGrid.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Web


public override object DataSource { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
Object null

An object that represents the data source from which the data-bound control retrieves its data.


Assigning a new value to the DataSource property causes a pivot grid update.


The ASPxPivotGrid is also updated when the data source implementing the IBindingList interface raises the ListChanged event of the PropertyDescriptorAdded, PropertyDescriptorDeleted, PropertyDescriptorChanged or Reset type.

If some of the data source field values are custom objects (not numeric or string values), use the PivotGridOptionsData.CustomObjectConverter property to specify a serializer to be used to process them.


The DataSource property cannot be set by themes or style sheet themes.


This example demonstrates how to create an ASPxPivotGrid and bind it to data in code.

In this example, the ASPxPivotGrid and System.Web.UI.WebControls.AccessDataSource instances are created and initialized in code. Assign the AccessDataSource instance to the ASPxPivotGrid.DataSource property to bind the Pivot Grid to the created data source. Then call the ASPxPivotGrid.RetrieveFields method to generate DataSourceColumnBinding objects for each Pivot Grid field.

View Example

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="Default.aspx.cs"
    Inherits="ASPxPivotGrid_RuntimeDataBinding._Default" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"

<html xmlns="" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server"/>
using System;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using DevExpress.Web.ASPxPivotGrid;
using DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid;
using System.Linq;

namespace ASPxPivotGrid_RuntimeDataBinding {
    public partial class _Default : Page {
        //private AccessDataSource ds;
        private SqlDataSource ds;
        private ASPxPivotGrid ASPxPivotGrid1;
        protected override void OnLoad(EventArgs e) {

            // Initializes a data source.
            ds = new SqlDataSource("System.Data.OleDb","Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=|DataDirectory|\\nwind.mdb",
                "SELECT [CategoryName], [ProductName], [ProductSales], [ShippedDate] FROM [ProductReports]");

            // Initializes ASPxPivotGrid.
            ASPxPivotGrid1 = new ASPxPivotGrid();
            ASPxPivotGrid1.OptionsData.DataProcessingEngine = PivotDataProcessingEngine.Optimized;

            // Binds ASPxPivotGrid to the data source.
            ASPxPivotGrid1.DataSource = ds;

            // Places the Pivot Grid onto a page.

            if (ASPxPivotGrid1.Fields.Count != 0) 

            // Creates Pivot Grid fields for all data source columns.

            // Locates the Pivot Grid fields in appropriate areas.
            ASPxPivotGrid1.Fields["CategoryName"].Area = PivotArea.RowArea;
            ASPxPivotGrid1.Fields["ProductName"].Area = PivotArea.RowArea;
            ASPxPivotGrid1.Fields["ShippedDate"].Area = PivotArea.ColumnArea;
            ASPxPivotGrid1.Fields["ProductSales"].Area = PivotArea.DataArea;
            (ASPxPivotGrid1.Fields["ShippedDate"].DataBinding as DataSourceColumnBinding).GroupInterval = PivotGroupInterval.DateYear;

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