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DashboardExtractDataSource.UpdateFile(DashboardExtractDataSource, Action<String, ExtractUpdateResult>, Action<String, ExtractUpdateResult>) Method

Static method to update data in the data extract file. Allows you to prevent access to the file until the data is refreshed and the file is re-created.

Namespace: DevExpress.DashboardCommon

Assembly: DevExpress.Dashboard.v24.1.Core.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Dashboard.Core


public static Task UpdateFile(
    DashboardExtractDataSource dataSource,
    Action<string, ExtractUpdateResult> onDataUpdated,
    Action<string, ExtractUpdateResult> onFileUpdated


Name Type Description
dataSource DashboardExtractDataSource

A DashboardExtractDataSource instance that is the data source to update.

onDataUpdated Action<String, ExtractUpdateResult>

A Action delegate that specifies the action to perform when the data is updated.

onFileUpdated Action<String, ExtractUpdateResult>

A Action delegate that specifies the action to perform when the file is re-created.


Type Description

The task object that is the asynchronous operation to complete.


This example demonstrates how to refresh the data contained in the Extract Data Source in web application.

View Example: How to use DashboardExtractDataSource in the ASPxDashboard control

To update the data extract file, an AJAX request is sent to the server and calls the server-side DashboardExtractDataSource.UpdateFile method. When the data is updated and a new extract file is created on the server, the callback returns to the client and calls the ASPxClientDashboard.Refresh method to load new data:

public static string UpdateExtractDataSource() {
    DashboardExtractDataSource ds = CreateExtractDataSource();
    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder("We updated your extract data source. ");
    var task = DashboardExtractDataSource.UpdateFile(ds,
        (fileName, result) => {
            sb.AppendLine($"{DateTime.Now.ToString("T")} - Data Updated - {result} - {Path.GetFileName(fileName)}. ");
        (fileName, result) => {
            sb.AppendLine($"{DateTime.Now.ToString("T")} - File Updated - {result} - {Path.GetFileName(fileName)}. ");
    // Wait until the data is refreshed in the Extract Data Source.
    return sb.ToString();
function UpdateExtractDataSource() {
        url: "Default.aspx/UpdateExtractDataSource",
        type: "POST",
        data: {},
        contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8"
    }).then(function (result) {
        DevExpress.ui.notify(result.d, "success", 5000);
    }, function () {
        DevExpress.ui.notify("We could not update extract data source.", "error", 2000)

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