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PivotGridXmlaDataSource Class

A datasource used to access OLAP data via XMLA.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.PivotGrid.v23.2.Core.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.PivotGrid.Core, DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public class PivotGridXmlaDataSource :


The PivotGridXmlaDataSource class is obsolete. To bind a pivot grid to an OLAP cube via the XMLA data access standard, set the pivot grid’s OLAPDataProvider property to XMLA and assign the connection string to the OLAPConnectionString property (see the example below).

To learn more, see Binding to OLAP Data Sources.


You need an IIS server with a data pump configured on it to serve as a proxy to bind a PivotGridControl to an OLAP server via XMLA.

Documentation: Configure HTTP Access to Analysis Services on IIS 8.0


This example demonstrates how to add connection settings to the Adventure Works cube on the OLAP server.

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To bind the Pivot Grid control to an OLAP cube, follow the steps below.

  1. Set the PivotGridControl.OLAPDataProvider property to Xmla.
  2. Specify connection settings in the PivotGridControl.OLAPConnectionString property. The following connection string is used in this example:
    OLAPConnectionString = Data Source=;" +
                "Initial Catalog=Adventure Works DW Standard Edition;Cube Name=Adventure Works";
    Note that a valid connection string should include the following parameters: Provider, Data Source, Initial Catalog, and Cube Name.
using System;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid;

namespace XtraPivotGrid_XMLA {
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
        public Form1() {
        void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {

            // Specifies that PivotGridControl should use the XMLA data access standard
            // to bind to an OLAP cube.
            pivotGridControl1.OLAPDataProvider = OLAPDataProvider.Xmla;

            // Configures a data connection.
            // Specifies a string that encapsulates connection parameters 
            // required to access the desired OLAP cube.
            pivotGridControl1.OLAPConnectionString = 
                "Data Source=;" +
                "Initial Catalog=Adventure Works DW Standard Edition;Cube Name=Adventure Works";


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