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PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgs.Split(Boolean, Predicate<FieldValueCell>, Boolean, FieldValueSplitData[]) Method

Splits all field value cells that match the specified condition, or only the first matching cell.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web.ASPxPivotGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.ASPxPivotGrid.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Web


public void Split(
    bool isColumn,
    Predicate<FieldValueCell> match,
    bool firstCellOnly,
    params FieldValueSplitData[] cells


Name Type Description
isColumn Boolean

true to process column field value cells; false to process row field value cells.

match Predicate<FieldValueCell>

A System.Predicate that represents the condition used to define which cells should be split.

firstCellOnly Boolean

true to split only the first cell that matches the specified condition; false to split all cells that match the condition.

cells FieldValueSplitData[]

The FieldValueSplitData objects that define how to split the cells.


The Split method cannot split a field value cell if it has only one nested cell, or has none.

To split a cell (or several cells), create a System.Predicate<FieldValueCell> delegate that defines which cells should be split, and pass it as the match parameter. You should also create a set of FieldValueSplitData objects. Each of them identifies a single new cell, from the leftmost to the rightmost (for the column cells), or from the topmost to the bottommost (for the row cells). Specify the size and values of the new cells using the FieldValueSplitData.NestedCellCount and FieldValueSplitData.Value properties, respectively, and pass the created objects as the cells parameter. The FieldValueSplitData.NestedCellCount property defines the size of a newly created cell by specifying the number of cells nested in it.



The following example demonstrates how to split field value cells. In this example, the Grand Total column header is split into two cells: Price and Count. To do this, handle the CustomFieldValueCells event and use the event parameter’s Split method. Cells that should be split are identified by a predicate that returns true for those cells. The quantity, size and captions of newly created cells are specified by an array of cell definitions (the FieldValueSplitData objects).

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<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <asp:RadioButtonList ID="radioButtonList" runat="server"
            AutoPostBack="true" CellSpacing="10" >
            <asp:ListItem Selected="True">Default Layout</asp:ListItem>
            <asp:ListItem>Split Grand Total Column Header</asp:ListItem>
        <br />
            <dx:ASPxPivotGrid ID="pivotGrid" runat="server" Width="500px" 

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Web.UI;
using DevExpress.Web.ASPxPivotGrid;
using DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid;
using DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid.Data;

namespace ASPxPivotGrid_SplittingCells {
    public partial class _Default : Page {
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            if (!IsCallback && !IsPostBack) {
            pivotGrid.DataSource = PivotHelper.GetDataTable();
        protected void pivotGrid_CustomFieldValueCells(object sender,
                             PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgs e) {
            if (pivotGrid.DataSource == null) return;
            if (radioButtonList.SelectedIndex == 0) return;

            // Creates a predicate that returns true for the Grand Total
            // headers, and false for any other column/row header.
            // Only cells that match this predicate are split.
            Predicate<FieldValueCell> condition =
                new Predicate<FieldValueCell>(delegate(FieldValueCell matchCell) {
                return matchCell.ValueType == PivotGridValueType.GrandTotal &&
                    matchCell.Field == null;

            // Creates a list of cell definitions that represent newly created cells.
            // Two definitions are added to the list. The first one identifies
            // the Price cell, which has two nested cells (the Retail Price and Wholesale Price
            // data field headers). The second one identifies the Count cell with 
            // one nested cell (the Quantity data field header).
            List<FieldValueSplitData> cells = new List<FieldValueSplitData>(2);
            cells.Add(new FieldValueSplitData("Price", 2));
            cells.Add(new FieldValueSplitData("Count", 1));

            // Performs splitting.
            e.Split(true, condition, cells);
        protected void pivotGrid_FieldValueDisplayText(object sender, 
                                PivotFieldDisplayTextEventArgs e) {
            if (e.Field == pivotGrid.Fields[PivotHelper.Month] && e.Value is int) {
                e.DisplayText = CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.DateTimeFormat.GetMonthName((int)e.Value);
using System.Data;
using DevExpress.Web.ASPxPivotGrid;
using DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid;

namespace ASPxPivotGrid_SplittingCells {
    public static class PivotHelper {
        public const string Employee = "Employee";
        public const string Widget = "Widget";
        public const string Month = "Month";
        public const string RetailPrice = "Retail Price";
        public const string WholesalePrice = "Wholesale Price";
        public const string Quantity = "Quantity";
        public const string Remains = "Remains";

        public const string EmployeeA = "Employee A";
        public const string EmployeeB = "Employee B";
        public const string WidgetA = "Widget A";
        public const string WidgetB = "Widget B";
        public const string WidgetC = "Widget C";

        public static void FillPivot(ASPxPivotGrid pivot) {
            pivot.Fields.Add(Employee, PivotArea.RowArea);
            pivot.Fields.Add(Widget, PivotArea.RowArea);
            pivot.Fields.Add(Month, PivotArea.ColumnArea).AreaIndex = 0;
            pivot.Fields.Add(RetailPrice, PivotArea.DataArea);
            pivot.Fields.Add(WholesalePrice, PivotArea.DataArea);
            pivot.Fields.Add(Quantity, PivotArea.DataArea);
            foreach (PivotGridField field in pivot.Fields) {
                field.AllowedAreas = GetAllowedArea(field.Area);
            pivot.OptionsView.RowTotalsLocation = PivotRowTotalsLocation.Far;
            pivot.OptionsView.ColumnTotalsLocation = PivotTotalsLocation.Far;
            pivot.OptionsDataField.Area = PivotDataArea.ColumnArea;
            pivot.OptionsDataField.AreaIndex = 1;
        static PivotGridAllowedAreas GetAllowedArea(PivotArea area) {
            switch (area) {
                case PivotArea.ColumnArea:
                    return PivotGridAllowedAreas.ColumnArea;
                case PivotArea.RowArea:
                    return PivotGridAllowedAreas.RowArea;
                case PivotArea.DataArea:
                    return PivotGridAllowedAreas.DataArea;
                case PivotArea.FilterArea:
                    return PivotGridAllowedAreas.FilterArea;
                    return PivotGridAllowedAreas.All;
        public static DataTable GetDataTable() {
            DataTable table = new DataTable();
            table.Columns.Add(Employee, typeof(string));
            table.Columns.Add(Widget, typeof(string));
            table.Columns.Add(Month, typeof(int));
            table.Columns.Add(RetailPrice, typeof(double));
            table.Columns.Add(WholesalePrice, typeof(double));
            table.Columns.Add(Quantity, typeof(int));
            table.Columns.Add(Remains, typeof(int));
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeA, WidgetA, 6, 45.6, 40, 3);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeA, WidgetA, 7, 38.9, 30, 6);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeA, WidgetB, 6, 24.7, 20, 7);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeA, WidgetB, 7, 8.3, 7.5, 5);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeA, WidgetC, 6, 10.0, 9, 4);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeA, WidgetC, 7, 20.0, 18.5, 5);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeB, WidgetA, 6, 77.8, 70, 2);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeB, WidgetA, 7, 32.5, 30, 1);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeB, WidgetB, 6, 12, 11, 10);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeB, WidgetB, 7, 6.7, 5.5, 4);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeB, WidgetC, 6, 30.0, 28.7, 6);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeB, WidgetC, 7, 40.0, 38.3, 7);
            return table;
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