Getting Started with EJ 1 ASP.NET MVC PivotGrid

14 Feb 2019 / 24 minutes to read

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Creating a simple application with PivotGrid and OLAP datasource (Client Mode)

This section covers the information that you need to know to populate a simple PivotGrid with OLAP data completely on the client-side.

Project Initialization

Create a new ASP.NET MVC Web Application using Visual Studio IDE and name the project as “PivotGridDemo”.

Select the View engine as ‘Razor’ and Project template as ‘Internet Application’ and finally click OK button to create an application.

Now add the following dependency libraries as references into your MVC Web Application. In order to add them to your application, right-click on References in Solution Explorer and select Add Reference. Now in the Reference Manager dialog, under Assemblies > Extension, the following Syncfusion libraries will be found.

  • Syncfusion.EJ
  • Syncfusion.EJ.Export
  • Syncfusion.EJ.Pivot
  • Syncfusion.EJ.MVC

The version of Syncfusion libraries based on .NET Framework and MVC version are classified below. For example, version is illustrated as,

MVC Version MVC Version of Syncfusion assembly Base Version of Syncfusion assembly System.Web.Mvc System.Web.WebPages
MVC3 18.4300.0.30 18.4350.0.30 3.0 1.0
MVC4 18.4400.0.30 18.4400.0.30 4.0 2.0
MVC5 18.4500.0.30 18.4450.0.30 5.0 3.0

Register the referred assemblies in “Web.config” files available inside Views folder and also at the root of the application.

  • xml
  • <compilation debug="true" targetFramework="4.0">
        <assemblies>
            ……
            ……
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.EJ, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.EJ.Pivot, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.EJ.Export, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.EJ.Mvc, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
        </assemblies>
    </compilation>

    Register the required namespaces in “Web.config” files available inside Views folder and also at the root of the application

  • xml
  • <namespaces>
        ……
        ……
        <add namespace="Syncfusion.MVC.EJ" />
        <add namespace="Syncfusion.JavaScript" />
    </namespaces>

    NOTE

    Registering assemblies and namespaces earlier helps to include the control in view page with the help of intellisense.

    Set the UnobtrusiveJavaScriptEnabled property to false under appSettings tag in “Web.config” file at the root folder.

  • xml
  • <configuration>
        ……
        ……
        <appSettings>
            ……
            ……
            <add key="UnobtrusiveJavaScriptEnabled" value="false" />
        </appSettings>
    </configuration>

    Scripts and CSS References

    The scripts and style sheets that are mandatorily required to render PivotGrid control in a MVC Web Application are mentioned in an appropriate order below:

    1. ej.web.all.min.css
    2. jQuery-3.0.0.min.js
    3. ej.web.all.min.js

    Scripts and style sheets are referred under the head tag in _Layout.cshtml file which is found inside Views > Shared folder.

  • html
  • <head>
        <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/18.4.0.30/js/web/flat-azure/ej.web.all.min.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
        <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/js/assets/external/jquery-3.0.0.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
        <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/18.4.0.30/js/web/ej.web.all.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    
    </head>

    The script manager is initialized immediately after the RenderBody() function call in _Layout.cshtml file in-order to generate control related scripts.

  • cshtml
  • <body>
        ……
        ……
        @RenderBody()
        @(Html.EJ().ScriptManager())
    </body>

    Initialize PivotGrid

    Before initializing, empty the contents of “Index.cshtml” file under Views > Home folder and add the following codes.

  • html
  • @using Syncfusion.JavaScript;
    
    <div>
        @Html.EJ().Pivot().PivotGrid("PivotGrid1")
    </div>

    Populate PivotGrid With DataSource

    Initializes the OLAP datasource for PivotGrid control as shown below.

  • html
  • @Html.EJ().Pivot().PivotGrid("PivotGrid1").DataSource(dataSource => dataSource.Rows(rows=>{rows.FieldName("[Date].[Fiscal]").Add();}).Columns(columns=>{columns.FieldName("[Customer].[Customer Geography]").Add();}).Values(values => { values.Measures(measures => { measures.FieldName("[Measures].[Internet Sales Amount]").Add(); }).Axis(AxisName.Column).Add();}).Data("https://bi.syncfusion.com/olap/msmdpump.dll").Catalog("Adventure Works DW 2008 SE").Cube("Adventure Works"))

    The above code will generate a simple PivotGrid with “Fiscal” field in Row, “Customer Geography” field in Column and “Internet Sales Amount” field in Value section.

    ASP NET MVC pivot grid control in OLAP client mode

    Creating a simple application with PivotGrid and OLAP datasource (Server Mode)

    This section covers the information required to create a simple PivotGrid bound to OLAP datasource.

    NOTE

    ASP.NET MVC Web Application will contain a service that transfers data to server-side, processes and returns back to client-side for control rendering and re-rendering. The service utilized for communication could be either WCF or WebAPI based on user requirement.

    Project Initialization

    Create a new ASP.NET MVC Web Application using Visual Studio IDE and name the project as “PivotGridDemo”.

    Select the View engine as ‘Razor’ and Project template as ‘Internet Application’ and finally click OK button to create an application.

    Now add the following dependency libraries as references into your MVC Web Application. In order to add them to your application, right-click on References in Solution Explorer and select Add Reference. Now in the Reference Manager dialog, under Assemblies > Extension, the following Syncfusion libraries will be found.

    NOTE

    If you have installed any version of SQL Server Analysis Service (SSAS) or Microsoft ADOMD.NET utility, then the location of Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient library is [system drive:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft.NET\ADOMD.NET]. And if you have installed any version of Essential Studio, then the location of Syncfusion libraries is [system drive:\Program Files (x86)\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\18.4.0.30\Assemblies].

    • Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient
    • Syncfusion.Compression.Base
    • Syncfusion.Linq.Base
    • Syncfusion.Olap.Base
    • Syncfusion.PivotAnalysis.Base
    • System.Data.SqlServerCe (Version: 4.0.0.0)
    • Syncfusion.XlsIO.Base
    • Syncfusion.Pdf.Base
    • Syncfusion.DocIO.Base
    • Syncfusion.EJ
    • Syncfusion.EJ.Export
    • Syncfusion.EJ.Pivot
    • Syncfusion.EJ.MVC

    The version of Syncfusion libraries based on .NET Framework and MVC version are classified below. For example, version is illustrated as,

    MVC Version MVC Version of Syncfusion assembly Base Version of Syncfusion assembly System.Web.Mvc System.Web.WebPages
    MVC3 18.4300.0.30 18.4350.0.30 3.0 1.0
    MVC4 18.4400.0.30 18.4400.0.30 4.0 2.0
    MVC5 18.4500.0.30 18.4450.0.30 5.0 3.0

    Register the referenced assemblies in “Web.config” files available inside Views folder and also at the root of the application.

  • xml
  • <compilation debug="true" targetFramework="4.0">
        <assemblies>
            ……
            ……
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.EJ, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.EJ.Pivot, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.EJ.Export, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.EJ.Mvc, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.Linq.Base, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.Olap.Base, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.Compression.Base, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.PivotAnalysis.Base, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.Pdf.Base, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.XlsIO.Base, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
            <add assembly="Syncfusion.DocIO.Base, Version= 18.4400.0.30, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3d67ed1f87d44c89" />
        </assemblies>
    </compilation>

    Register the required namespaces in “Web.config” files available inside Views folder and also at the root of the application

  • xml
  • <namespaces>
        ……
        ……
        <add namespace="Syncfusion.MVC.EJ" />
        <add namespace="Syncfusion.JavaScript" />
    </namespaces>

    NOTE

    Registering assemblies and namespaces earlier helps to include the control in view page with the help of intellisense.

    Set the UnobtrusiveJavaScriptEnabled property to false under appSettings tag in “Web.config” file at the root folder.

  • xml
  • <configuration>
        ……
        ……
        <appSettings>
            ……
            ……
            <add key="UnobtrusiveJavaScriptEnabled" value="false" />
    </appSettings>
    
    </configuration>

    Scripts and CSS Initialization

    The scripts and style sheets that are mandatorily required to render PivotGrid control in a MVC Web Application are mentioned in an appropriate order below:

    1. ej.web.all.min.css
    2. jQuery-3.0.0.min.js
    3. ej.web.all.min.js

    Click here here to know more about scripts and style sheets available online (CDN Link).

    Scripts and style sheets are referred under the head tag in _Layout.cshtml file which is found inside Views > Shared folder.

  • html
  • <head>
        <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/18.4.0.30/js/web/flat-azure/ej.web.all.min.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
        <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/js/assets/external/jquery-3.0.0.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
        <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/18.4.0.30/js/web/ej.web.all.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    </head>

    The script manager is initialized immediately after the RenderBody() function call in _Layout.cshtml file in-order to generate control related scripts.

  • html
  • <body>
        ……
        ……
        @RenderBody()
        @(Html.EJ().ScriptManager())
    
    </body>

    Control Initialization

    Before initializing, empty the contents of Index.cshtml file under Views > Home folder and add the following codes. Register the namespaces at the top of the page and then add the control.

  • html
  • @using Syncfusion.JavaScript;
    
    <div>
        @Html.EJ().Pivot().PivotGrid("PivotGrid1").Url(Url.Content("/Olap"))
    </div>

    The “Url” property in PivotGrid control points the service endpoint, where data are processed and fetched in the form of JSON. The services used in PivotGrid control as endpoint are WCF and WebAPI.

    NOTE

    The above “Index.cshtml” contains WebAPI URL, which is “/Olap”. If WCF service is used as endpoint, the URL would look like “/OlapService.svc”.

    WebAPI

    Adding a WebAPI Controller

    To add a WebAPI controller in an existing Web Application, right-click on the project in Solution Explorer and select Add > New Item. In the Add New Item window, select WebAPI Controller Class and name it as OlapController.cs, click Add.

    Now, WebAPI controller is added to the application successfully with the file “OlapController.cs”.

    NOTE

    While adding WebAPI Controller Class, name it with the suffix ‘Controller’ that is mandatory. For example, in this demo the controller is named as “OlapController”.

    Next, remove all the existing methods such as “Get”, “Post”, “Put” and “Delete” present inside OlapController.cs file.

  • c#
  • namespace PivotGridDemo
    {
        public class OlapController: ApiController
        {
    
        }
    }

    Adding the List of Namespaces

    The following are the list of namespaces to be added on top of the main class inside OlapController.cs file.

  • c#
  • using Syncfusion.Olap.Manager;
    using Syncfusion.Olap.Reports;
    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Configuration;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Web.Http;
    using System.Web.Script.Serialization;
    using Syncfusion.JavaScript.Olap;
    using System.Web;
    using System.Data.SqlServerCe;
    using OLAPUTILS = Syncfusion.JavaScript.Olap;
    using System.Data;
    using System.Text;
    
    namespace PivotGridDemo
    {
        public class OlapController: ApiController
        {
    
        }
    }

    Datasource Initialization

    Now, the connection string to connect OLAP Cube, PivotGrid and JavaScriptSerializer instances are created immediately inside the main class in OlapController.cs file.

  • c#
  • namespace PivotGridDemo
    {
        public class OlapController: ApiController
        {
            Syncfusion.JavaScript.PivotGrid htmlHelper = new Syncfusion.JavaScript.PivotGrid();
            string connectionString = "Data Source=https://bi.syncfusion.com/olap/msmdpump.dll; Initial Catalog=Adventure Works DW 2008 SE;";
            JavaScriptSerializer serializer = new JavaScriptSerializer();
            string conStringforDB = ""; //Enter appropriate connection string to connect database for saving and loading operation of reports
            //Other codes
        }
    }

    Service methods in WebAPI Controller

    Define the service methods inside OlapController class, found inside OlapController.cs file, created while adding WebAPI Controller Class to the Application.

  • c#
  • namespace PivotGridDemo
    {
        public class OlapController: ApiController
        {
            Syncfusion.JavaScript.PivotGrid htmlHelper = new Syncfusion.JavaScript.PivotGrid();
            string connectionString = "Data Source=https://bi.syncfusion.com/olap/msmdpump.dll; Initial Catalog=Adventure Works DW 2008 SE;";
            static int cultureIDInfoval = 1033;
            JavaScriptSerializer serializer = new JavaScriptSerializer();
            string conStringforDB = ""; //Enter appropriate connection string to connect database for saving and loading operation of reports
    
            [System.Web.Http.ActionName("InitializeGrid")]
            [System.Web.Http.HttpPost]
            public Dictionary<string, object> InitializeOlapGrid(Dictionary<string, object> jsonResult)
            {
                OlapDataManager DataManager = null;
                DataManager = new OlapDataManager(connectionString);
                DataManager.SetCurrentReport(CreateOlapReport());
                DataManager.OverrideDefaultFormatStrings = true;
                return htmlHelper.GetJsonData(jsonResult["action"].ToString(), DataManager, jsonResult.ContainsKey("gridLayout") ? jsonResult["gridLayout"].ToString() : null, Convert.ToBoolean(jsonResult["enablePivotFieldList"].ToString()));
            }
    
            [System.Web.Http.ActionName("DrillGrid")]
            [System.Web.Http.HttpPost]
            public Dictionary<string, object> DrillGrid(Dictionary<string, object> jsonResult)
            {
                OlapDataManager DataManager = new OlapDataManager(connectionString);
                DataManager = new OlapDataManager(connectionString);
                DataManager.SetCurrentReport(Utils.DeserializeOlapReport(jsonResult["currentReport"].ToString()));
                return htmlHelper.GetJsonData(jsonResult["action"].ToString(), connectionString, DataManager, jsonResult["cellPosition"].ToString(), jsonResult["headerInfo"].ToString(), jsonResult["layout"].ToString());
            }
    
            [System.Web.Http.ActionName("NodeDropped")]
            [System.Web.Http.HttpPost]
            public Dictionary<string, object> NodeDropped(Dictionary<string, object> jsonResult)
            {
                OlapDataManager DataManager = new OlapDataManager(connectionString);
                DataManager.SetCurrentReport(Utils.DeserializeOlapReport(jsonResult["currentReport"].ToString()));
                return htmlHelper.GetJsonData(jsonResult["action"].ToString(), DataManager, jsonResult["dropType"].ToString(), jsonResult["nodeInfo"].ToString(), jsonResult.ContainsKey("filterParams") ? jsonResult["filterParams"].ToString() : null, jsonResult["gridLayout"].ToString(), true);
            }
    
            [System.Web.Http.ActionName("Filtering")]
            [System.Web.Http.HttpPost]
            public Dictionary<string, object> Filtering(Dictionary<string, object> jsonResult)
            {
                OlapDataManager DataManager = new OlapDataManager(connectionString);
                DataManager.SetCurrentReport(Utils.DeserializeOlapReport(jsonResult["currentReport"].ToString()));
                return htmlHelper.GetJsonData(jsonResult["action"].ToString(), connectionString, DataManager, null, jsonResult["filterParams"].ToString(), jsonResult["gridLayout"].ToString());
            }
    
            [System.Web.Http.ActionName("FetchMembers")]
            [System.Web.Http.HttpPost]
            public Dictionary<string, object> FetchMembers(Dictionary<string, object> jsonResult)
            {
                OlapDataManager DataManager = new OlapDataManager(connectionString);
                DataManager.SetCurrentReport(Utils.DeserializeOlapReport(jsonResult["currentReport"].ToString()));
                return htmlHelper.GetJsonData(jsonResult["action"].ToString(), DataManager, null, jsonResult["headerTag"].ToString());
            }
    
            [System.Web.Http.ActionName("RemoveButton")]
            [System.Web.Http.HttpPost]
            public Dictionary<string, object> RemoveButton(Dictionary<string, object> jsonResult)
            {
                OlapDataManager DataManager = new OlapDataManager(connectionString);
                DataManager.SetCurrentReport(Utils.DeserializeOlapReport(jsonResult["currentReport"].ToString()));
                return htmlHelper.GetJsonData(jsonResult["action"].ToString(), connectionString, DataManager, null, jsonResult["headerInfo"].ToString(), jsonResult["gridLayout"].ToString());
            }
    
            [System.Web.Http.ActionName("MemberExpanded")]
            [System.Web.Http.HttpPost]
            public Dictionary<string, object> MemberExpanded(Dictionary<string, object> jsonResult)
            {
                OlapDataManager DataManager = new OlapDataManager(connectionString);
                if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(jsonResult["currentReport"].ToString()))
                    DataManager.SetCurrentReport(Utils.DeserializeOlapReport(jsonResult["currentReport"].ToString()));
                return htmlHelper.GetJsonData(jsonResult["action"].ToString(), DataManager, Convert.ToBoolean(jsonResult["checkedStatus"].ToString()), jsonResult["parentNode"].ToString(), jsonResult["tag"].ToString(), jsonResult["cubeName"].ToString());
            }
    
            [System.Web.Http.ActionName("Export")]
            [System.Web.Http.HttpPost]
            public void Export()
            {
                string args = HttpContext.Current.Request.Form.GetValues(0)[0];
                OlapDataManager DataManager = new OlapDataManager(connectionString);
                string fileName = "Sample";
                htmlHelper.ExportPivotGrid(DataManager, args, fileName, System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Response);
            }
    
            [System.Web.Http.ActionName("SaveReport")]
            [System.Web.Http.HttpPost]
            public Dictionary<string, object> SaveReport(Dictionary<string, object> jsonResult)
            {
                string mode = jsonResult["operationalMode"].ToString();
                bool isDuplicate = true;
                SqlCeConnection con = new SqlCeConnection() { ConnectionString = conStringforDB };
                con.Open();
                SqlCeCommand cmd1 = null;
                foreach (DataRow row in GetDataTable().Rows)
                {
                    if ((row.ItemArray[0] as string).Equals(jsonResult["reportName"].ToString()))
                    {
                        isDuplicate = false;
                        cmd1 = new SqlCeCommand("update ReportsTable set Report=@Reports where ReportName like @ReportName", con);
                    }
                }
                if (isDuplicate)
                {
                    cmd1 = new SqlCeCommand("insert into ReportsTable Values(@ReportName,@Reports)", con);
                }
                cmd1.Parameters.Add("@ReportName", jsonResult["reportName"].ToString());
                if (mode == "clientMode")
                    cmd1.Parameters.Add("@Reports", Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(jsonResult["clientReports"].ToString()).ToArray());
                else if (mode == "serverMode")
                    cmd1.Parameters.Add("@Reports", OLAPUTILS.Utils.GetReportStream(jsonResult["clientReports"].ToString()).ToArray());
                cmd1.ExecuteNonQuery();
                con.Close();
                return null;
            }
    
    
            [System.Web.Http.ActionName("LoadReportFromDB")]
            [System.Web.Http.HttpPost]
            public Dictionary<string, object> LoadReportFromDB(Dictionary<string, object> jsonResult)
            {
                string mode = jsonResult["operationalMode"].ToString();
                byte[] reportString = new byte[4 * 1024];
                var reports = "";
                Dictionary<string, object> dictionary = new Dictionary<string, object>();
                if (mode == "serverMode" && jsonResult.ContainsKey("clientReports"))
                {
                    reports = jsonResult["clientReports"].ToString();
                }
                else
                {
                    foreach (DataRow row in GetDataTable().Rows)
                    {
                        if ((row.ItemArray[0] as string).Equals(jsonResult["reportName"].ToString()))
                        {
                            if (mode == "clientMode")
                            {
                                reportString = row.ItemArray[1] as byte[];
                                dictionary.Add("report", Encoding.UTF8.GetString(reportString));
                                break;
                            }
                            else if (mode == "serverMode")
                            {
                                reports = OLAPUTILS.Utils.CompressData(row.ItemArray[1] as byte[]);
                                break;
                            }
                        }
                    }
                }
                if (reports != "")
                {
                    OlapDataManager DataManager = new OlapDataManager(connectionString);
                    dynamic customData = serializer.Deserialize<dynamic>(jsonResult["customObject"].ToString());
                    var cultureIDInfo = new System.Globalization.CultureInfo(("en-US")).LCID;
                    if (customData is Dictionary<string, object> && customData.ContainsKey("Language"))
                    {
                        cultureIDInfo = new System.Globalization.CultureInfo((customData["Language"])).LCID;
                    }
                    connectionString = connectionString.Replace("" + cultureIDInfoval + "", "" + cultureIDInfo + "");
                    cultureIDInfoval = cultureIDInfo;
                    DataManager.Culture = new System.Globalization.CultureInfo((cultureIDInfo));
                    DataManager.SetCurrentReport(OLAPUTILS.Utils.DeserializeOlapReport(reports));
                    DataManager.OverrideDefaultFormatStrings = true;
                    dictionary = htmlHelper.GetJsonData(jsonResult["action"].ToString(), DataManager, jsonResult["gridLayout"].ToString(), Convert.ToBoolean(jsonResult["enablePivotFieldList"].ToString()));
                }
                return dictionary;
            }
    
            private DataTable GetDataTable()
            {
                SqlCeConnection con = new SqlCeConnection() { ConnectionString = conStringforDB };
                con.Open();
                DataSet dSet = new DataSet();
                new SqlCeDataAdapter("Select * from ReportsTable", con).Fill(dSet);
                con.Close();
                return dSet.Tables[0];
            }
    
            [System.Web.Http.ActionName("DeferUpdate")]
            [System.Web.Http.HttpPost]
            public Dictionary<string, object> DeferUpdate(Dictionary<string, object> jsonResult)
            {
                OlapDataManager DataManager = new OlapDataManager(connectionString);
                DataManager.SetCurrentReport(Utils.DeserializeOlapReport(jsonResult["currentReport"].ToString()));
                return htmlHelper.GetJsonData(jsonResult["action"].ToString(), DataManager, null, jsonResult["filterParams"].ToString());
            }
    
            [System.Web.Http.ActionName("Paging")]
            [System.Web.Http.HttpPost]
            public Dictionary<string, object> Paging(Dictionary<string, object> jsonResult)
            {
                OlapDataManager DataManager = new OlapDataManager(connectionString);
                DataManager.SetCurrentReport(htmlHelper.SetPaging(jsonResult["currentReport"].ToString(), jsonResult["pagingInfo"].ToString()));
                return htmlHelper.GetJsonData(jsonResult["action"].ToString(), DataManager, jsonResult["layout"].ToString());
            }
    
            private OlapReport CreateOlapReport()
            {
                OlapReport olapReport = new OlapReport();
                olapReport.CurrentCubeName = "Adventure Works";
    
                MeasureElements measureElement = new MeasureElements();
                measureElement.Elements.Add(new MeasureElement { UniqueName = "[Measures].[Internet Sales Amount]" });
    
                DimensionElement dimensionElementRow = new DimensionElement();
                dimensionElementRow.Name = "Date";
                dimensionElementRow.AddLevel("Fiscal", "Fiscal Year");
    
                DimensionElement dimensionElementColumn = new DimensionElement();
                dimensionElementColumn.Name = "Customer";
                dimensionElementColumn.AddLevel("Customer Geography", "Country");
    
                olapReport.SeriesElements.Add(dimensionElementRow);
                olapReport.CategoricalElements.Add(dimensionElementColumn);
                olapReport.CategoricalElements.Add(measureElement);
    
                return olapReport;
            }
        }
    }

    Configure routing in WebAPIConfig Class

    Open the “WebAPIConfig.cs” file found in App_Start folder. Then routing could be configured as shown in the following code example.

  • c#
  • public static class WebApiConfig
    {
        public static void Register(HttpConfiguration config)
        {
            config.Routes.MapHttpRoute(
                name: "DefaultApi",
                routeTemplate: "{controller}/{action}/{id}",
                defaults: new { id = RouteParameter.Optional }
            );
        }
    }

    Now, PivotGrid is rendered with Customer Count over a period of fiscal years across different customer geographic locations.

    ASP NET MVC pivot grid control in OLAP server mode

    WCF

    This section demonstrates the utilization of WCF service as endpoint binding OLAP datasource to a simple PivotGrid. For more details on this topic, click here.