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Providing Data

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The Web Dashboard allows you to bind various dashboard items to data in a virtually uniform manner. To learn more, see the Binding Dashboard Items to Data in the Web Dashboard's UI topic.

The only difference is in the data sections that the required dashboard item has. This topic describes how to bind a Scatter Chart dashboard item to data.

Binding to Data in the Web Dashboard

The image below shows a sample Scatter Chart dashboard item that is bound to data.

wdd-scatter-chart-bindings

To bind the Scatter Chart dashboard item to data, click a placeholder contained in one of the available data sections and select the required data source field in the Binding section of the invoked data item menu.

The table below lists and describes the Scatter Chart's data sections.

Section API Processed as Description
X-Axis ScatterChartItem.axisXMeasure Measure Contains the data item against which the X-coordinates of data points are calculated.
Y-Axis ScatterChartItem.axisYMeasure Measure Contains the data item against which the Y-coordinates of data points are calculated.
Weight ScatterChartItem.weight Measure Contains the data item whose values are used to calculate the weight of data points.
Arguments ScatterChartItem.arguments Dimension Contains data items that provide scatter chart arguments used to create data points.

The following example shows how to create the Scatter Chart dashboard item, bind it to data and add to the existing dashboard.

Create data items (measures and dimensions) and use the DataItem.dataMember property to bind them to the existing data source's columns. Then use the created measures and dimensions in the dashboard item to bind it to data.

After you add the created dashboard item to the Dashboard.items collection, call the Dashboard.rebuildLayout method to rebuild the dashboard layout and display changes.

// Use the line below for a modular approach:
// import * as Model from 'devexpress-dashboard/model'
// Use the line below for an approach with global namespaces:
// var Model = DevExpress.Dashboard.Model;

// ...
public createScatterChartItem() { 
    // Create data items for the Scatter Chart dashboard item.
    var scatterChartCategoryName = new Model.Dimension();
    scatterChartCategoryName.dataMember("CategoryName");
    var scatterChartProductName = new Model.Dimension();
    scatterChartProductName.dataMember("ProductName");
    var scatterChartUnitPrice = new Model.Measure();
    scatterChartUnitPrice.dataMember("UnitPrice");
    var scatterChartExtendedPrice = new Model.Measure();
    scatterChartExtendedPrice.dataMember("ExtendedPrice");
    var scatterChartQuantity = new Model.Measure();
    scatterChartQuantity.dataMember("Quantity");

    // Create the Scatter Chart dashboard item and bind it to data.
    var scatterChartItem = new Model.ScatterChartItem();
    scatterChartItem.name('scatterChart');
    scatterChartItem.dataSource(sqlDataSource.componentName());
    scatterChartItem.dataMember(sqlDataSource.queries()[0].name());

    scatterChartItem.arguments.push(scatterChartCategoryName, scatterChartProductName);
    scatterChartItem.weight(scatterChartUnitPrice);
    scatterChartItem.axisXMeasure(scatterChartQuantity);
    scatterChartItem.axisYMeasure(scatterChartExtendedPrice);

    scatterChartItem.interactivityOptions.isDrillDownEnabled(true);

    control.dashboard().items.push(scatterChartItem);
    // ...
    control.dashboard().rebuildLayout();
}