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OLAP Data Source

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This tutorial shows how to add the DashboardOlapDataSource to data source storage and make it available to users.

  1. In the dashboard configuration file (for example, DashboardConfig.cs / DashboardConfig.vb), create a public method that returns the configured dashboard’s data source storage (DataSourceInMemoryStorage) and define the OLAP data source.

    using System;
    using DevExpress.DashboardCommon;
    using DevExpress.DashboardWeb;
    
    public static DataSourceInMemoryStorage CreateDataSourceStorage() {
        DataSourceInMemoryStorage dataSourceStorage = new DataSourceInMemoryStorage();
    
        DashboardOlapDataSource olapDataSource = new DashboardOlapDataSource("OLAP Data Source", "olapConnection");
        dataSourceStorage.RegisterDataSource("olapDataSource", olapDataSource.SaveToXml()); 
    
        return dataSourceStorage;
    }
    
  2. Call the DashboardConfigurator.SetDataSourceStorage method to configure the data source storage. Use the created CreateDataSourceStorage method as the SetDataSourceStorage parameter and handle the DashboardConfigurator.ConfigureDataConnection event to pass the connection parameters to the OLAP data source.

    using DevExpress.DashboardWeb;
    using DevExpress.DataAccess.ConnectionParameters;
    
    public static void RegisterService(RouteCollection routes) {
        // ...  
    
        // Configures the data source storage.
        DashboardConfigurator.Default.SetDataSourceStorage(CreateDataSourceStorage())
        DashboardConfigurator.Default.ConfigureDataConnection += Default_ConfigureDataConnection;
    }    
    private static void Default_ConfigureDataConnection(object sender, ConfigureDataConnectionWebEventArgs e) {
        if (e.ConnectionName == "olapConnection") {
            OlapConnectionParameters olapParams = new OlapConnectionParameters();
            olapParams.ConnectionString = "Provider=MSOLAP;Data Source=http://demos.devexpress.com/Services/OLAP/msmdpump.dll;"
                + "Initial catalog=Adventure Works DW Standard Edition;Cube name=Adventure Works;Query Timeout=100;";
            e.ConnectionParameters = olapParams;
        }
    }
    

The OLAP Data Source is now available in the Web Dashboard:

Users can now bind dashboard items to data in the Web Dashboard’s UI.

Example

The example shows how to make a set of data sources available for users in the Web Dashboard application.

View Example: How to Register Data Sources for the ASP.NET MVC Dashboard Extension