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JsonDataSource.Schema Property

Gets or sets the JsonDataSource‘s data schema.

Namespace: DevExpress.DataAccess.Json

Assembly: DevExpress.DataAccess.v19.1.dll


public JsonSchemaNode Schema { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description


An object associated with the root node of the data source.


If you do not set the Schema property, it is set to the entire schema of the JSON data that the JsonSource property provides. Use the Schema property to set a custom schema where you can specify from which JSON nodes to retrieve data. Call the Fill method to retrieve data to the Report Designer’s Field List.


If you modify the assigned schema after you called the Fill method, call this method again.

JSON schema consists of the root node and its child nodes. All schema nodes are the JsonSchemaNode objects that define a JSON object, array or property.

In the following code, the Customers node’s schema is defined and added to the data source’s root node.

root: {
    customers: [{
using DevExpress.DataAccess.Json;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
        // ...
        public static JsonDataSource CreateDataSourceFromWeb() {
            var jsonDataSource = new JsonDataSource();
            // Specify the data source location
            jsonDataSource.JsonSource = new UriJsonSource(new Uri("http://northwind.servicestack.net/customers.json"));
            var root = new JsonSchemaNode();
            root.NodeType = JsonNodeType.Object;

            var customers = new JsonSchemaNode() {NodeType=JsonNodeType.Array, Name="Customers", Selected=true };
            customers.AddChildren(new[] {
                new JsonSchemaNode(new JsonNode("CustomerID", true, JsonNodeType.Property, typeof(string))) { DisplayName = "Customer ID" },
                new JsonSchemaNode() {
                    Name =  "CompanyName",
                    Selected = true,
                    NodeType = JsonNodeType.Property,
                    Type = typeof(string)
                new JsonSchemaNode(new JsonNode("ContactTitle", true, JsonNodeType.Property, typeof(string))),
                new JsonSchemaNode(new JsonNode("Address", false, JsonNodeType.Property, typeof(string)))

            jsonDataSource.Schema = root;
            // Retrieve data from the JSON data source to the Report Designer's Field List
            return jsonDataSource;

The following image demonstrates the result. A report’s field list displays only the selected properties.

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