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Entity Framework Data

The Data Source Configuration Wizard allows you to bind the PivotGridControl to an SQL database using the Entity Framework at design time. This topic guides you through the steps needed to do this.

  1. Click the Data Source Wizard button placed on the PivotGridControl or use the corresponding command in the control's smart tag.

  2. In the invoked Data Source Configuration Wizard, select Entity Framework...

    ... and click the New Data Source button placed within the Data Sources area.

  3. The following message will appear.

    Click OK.

  4. Make sure that the ADO.NET Entity Data Model item is selected in the invoked dialog. Then, specify the required name and click Add.

    To learn how to create a new Entity Framework data model from the existing database, see the following topics: Entity Framework (EF) Documentation.

    Important

    After you creat a data model, rebuild the solution.

  5. After creating a data model, click the Data Source Wizard button again.

  6. In the invoked Data Source Configuration Wizard, select the created data model.

    Click Next.

  7. On the next page, select the required binding method.

    Select Direct Binding to Data Source and click Next.

  8. On the final page, you can specify the table.

    Select the required table and click Finish.

  9. The following code will be generated by the Data Source Configuration Wizard.

    You can work now with the created data source at runtime. For instance, to retrieve fields from the connected data source, call the PivotGridControl.RetrieveFields method.

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