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PivotGridFieldCollection.AddDataSourceColumn(String, PivotArea) Method

Adds a field to the PivotGridFieldCollection collection.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.PivotGrid


public PivotGridField AddDataSourceColumn(
    string columnName,
    PivotArea area


Name Type Description
columnName String

A String value that specifies a column name.

area PivotArea

A PivotArea value that identifies the area in which the new PivotGridField object will be positioned.


Type Description

The Pivot Grid field added to the collection.


AddDataSourceColumn creates a Pivot Grid field, populates it with data, and adds the field to PivotGridFieldCollection. The AddDataSourceColumn method creates the DataSourceColumnBinding object for a Pivot Grid field by ColumnName in OLAP, Server, and Optimized modes. The Pivot Grid field obtains its values from the column in the data source.

You can specify the following field settings:

To specify GroupInterval, call the AddDataSourceColumn(String, PivotArea, PivotGroupInterval) method overload.

To create Pivot Grid fields for all columns in the bound data source, call PivotGridControl.RetrieveFields.

Use the PivotGridControl.Fields property to access PivotGridFieldCollection. For instance, you can add a calculated field to a collection that contains arbitrary data in the Pivot Grid control. Refer to the following topic for more information about calculated fields: Bind Pivot Grid Fields to Calculated Expressions.

The following code snippet shows how to create fields and populate the Pivot Grid with data:

using DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace testWinApp {
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
        public Form1() {
            // This line of code is generated by Data Source Configuration Wizard
            // Fill the SqlDataSource
            pivotGridControl1.OptionsData.DataProcessingEngine = PivotDataProcessingEngine.Optimized;

        public static void FillPivot(PivotGridControl pivot) {
            pivot.Fields.AddDataSourceColumn("Country", PivotArea.ColumnArea);
            pivot.Fields.AddDataSourceColumn("ProductName", PivotArea.RowArea).AreaIndex = 1;
            pivot.Fields.AddDataSourceColumn("CategoryName", PivotArea.RowArea, PivotGroupInterval.Alphabetical).AreaIndex = 0;
            pivot.Fields.AddDataSourceColumn("ExtendedPrice", PivotArea.DataArea);

The image below illustrates the result.

Pivot Grid populated with data

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