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How to: Obtain a Dashboard Item's Underlying Data for a Clicked Visual Element

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The following example demonstrates how to get underlying data corresponding to a particular visual element using the ASPxClientDashboard's API.

In this example, the ASPxClientDashboard.ItemClick event is handled to obtain underlying data and invoke the dxPopup widget with the child dxDataGrid. In the event handler, the ASPxClientDashboardItemClickEventArgs.RequestUnderlyingData method is called to obtain records from the dashboard's data source. The dxDataGrid is used to display these records.

function getUnderlyingData(args) {
    var underlyingData = [];

    args.RequestUnderlyingData(function (data) {
        dataMembers = data.GetDataMembers();
        for (var i = 0; i < data.GetRowCount() ; i++) {
            var dataTableRow = {};
            $.each(dataMembers, function (_, dataMember) {
                dataTableRow[dataMember] = data.GetRowValue(i, dataMember);

        var $grid = $('<div/>');
            height: 500,
            scrolling: {
                mode: 'virtual'
            dataSource: underlyingData

        var popup = $("#myPopup").data("dxPopup");
        $popupContent = popup.content();

function initPopup() {
        width: 800, height: 600,
        title: "Underlying data",
        showCloseButton: true