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How to: Sort Data by Individual Columns (Rows)

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The following example demonstrates how to sort data by a particular column.

In this example, values of the Product Name field are sorted by September 1994 column summary values. To do this, two sort conditions represented by SortByCondition instances are created. One of them identifies the ‘1994’ field value, while another identifies the ‘September’ value. These sort conditions are added to the Product Name field’s PivotGridField.SortByConditions collection to specify the column by which Product Name values should be sorted. A data field that identifies the column is specified via the PivotGridField.SortByField property.

View Example

using System.Windows;
using DevExpress.Xpf.PivotGrid;

namespace DXPivotGrid_SortBySummary {
    public partial class MainWindow : Window {
        public MainWindow() {
            pivotGridControl1.DataSource = 
                (new nwindDataSetTableAdapters.SalesPersonTableAdapter()).GetData();
        private void pivotGridControl1_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) {

            // Locks the pivot grid from updating while the Sort by Summary
            // settings are being customized.
            try {

                // Specifies a data field whose summary values should be used to sort values
                // of the Product Name field.
                fieldProductName.SortByField = fieldUnitPrice;

                // Specifies a column by which the Product Name field values should be sorted.
                fieldProductName.SortByConditions.Add(new SortByCondition(fieldYear, "1994"));
                fieldProductName.SortByConditions.Add(new SortByCondition(fieldMonth, "9"));
            finally {

                // Unlocks the pivot grid and applies changes.