Serves as the base class for data items - measures and dimensions.
public abstract class DataItem : IDataItemRepositoryProvider, ISupportInitialize, IEditNameProvider, INumericFormatContext
The DataItem class identifies a data binding. A data item is mapped to a particular data source member when creating the instance of the DataItem descendant and can be assigned to a dashboard item. As a result, this binds the dashboard item to the data member.
The DataItem class derives the Measure and Dimension classes for binding to quantitative and non-quantitative data respectively. These classes allow you to enable data shaping and configure summary calculation, depending on the binding type.