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JsonDataSource.RootElement Property

Gets or sets the name of the root element in the associated data source.

Namespace: DevExpress.DataAccess.Json

Assembly: DevExpress.DataAccess.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.DataAccess


public string RootElement { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
String String.Empty

The root element’s name.


This property is used to determine the element in the target JSON object from which data should be retrieved.

This property is set to the root element of the target JSON object by default. You can set this property to any JSON node included in the retrieved JSON data.


The BI Dashboard does not support collection field types. Make sure that the root of a JSON data source has a property with a non-collection type.

If you need to use multiple collections in a single data source, merge them into a single data source. To do this, use the DashboardFederationDataSource class to create a Transformation Query.

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