The Data Source Browser allows you to navigate through dashboard data sources. It displays the data source structure and allows you to bind dashboard items to the required data source fields using drag-and-drop operations. The Data Source Browser also enables you to manage calculated fields.
The Data Source Browser contains the following elements.
Query/Data Member drop-down list - allows you to select the required query or data member. The DashboardDesigner.SelectedDataMember property identifies the currently selected query/data member.
Note that the Query/Data Member drop-down list is displayed for the SQL or Entity Framework data sources. If the selected query/data member supports server mode, the will be displayed next to its name. Otherwise, the icon will be displayed.
The following Command buttons are available.
The button groups fields by type.
The and buttons are used to switch the sort order.
The button reloads data from the data source.
The button allows you to change the binding of the dashboard item to the currently selected data source/data member.
Field List displays data source fields. You can drag these fields to the data item placeholders to specify data binding.
The Data Source Browser identifies the following data field types.