How to: Bind a PivotGrid to a Database in Code

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The following example demonstrates how to programmatically bind the PivotGridControl to a "SalesPerson" view in the nwind.mdb database, which is shipped with the installation. The control will be used to analyse sales per country, customers, product categories and years.

First, data is obtained from an MDB database via the OleDbConnection, OleDbDataAdapter and DataSet components. Secondly, the PivotGridControl is bound to a table in the dataset via the PivotGridControl.DataSource property. Lastly, pivot grid fields are created that will represent datasource fields. They are positioned within appropriate areas to analyze the data in the way you want.

Note that if you want to see an example of how to add pivot grid fields in XAML, please refer to the How to: Bind a PivotGrid to an MS Access Database tutorial.

<Window x:Class="HowToBindToMDB.MainWindow"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        xmlns:dxpg="http://schemas.devexpress.com/winfx/2008/xaml/pivotgrid"
        Title="MainWindow" Height="350" Width="525" Loaded="Window_Loaded">
    <Grid>
        <dxpg:PivotGridControl Name="pivotGridControl1" 
                               HorizontalAlignment="Left" VerticalAlignment="Top" />
    </Grid>
</Window>