WPF OlapClient Overview
The OLAP client control for WPF supports browsing multidimensional data that is organized in the form of dimensions, measures, named sets, and KPI (key performance indicators) in a cube format. You can visualize the results in graphical and tabular formats (chart and grid). The OLAP client control is also used to create and edit a report on-the-fly that is stored for later use.
- Slice and dice: You can slice and dice the cube database.
- Saving the current session: You can save your current session in an XML file or as a stream for future use and reload it whenever needed.
- Filtering and sorting: You can specify filters and sorting criteria by using the provided UI options.
- Chart: A chart is a graphical representation of data, in which data is represented by symbols, such as bars in a bar chart, lines in a line chart, or slices in a pie chart.
- Grid: A grid is a tabular representation of data, arranged in the form of rows and columns and categorized accordingly.
- Cube selector: Comprises multiple cubes obtained from the data source.
- Cube dimension browser: Tree view structure that comprises measures, dimensions, hierarchies, named sets, KPI, and so on, belonging to the current cube into independent logical groups.
- AxisElementBuilder: Allows building an OLAP report by placing elements in different axes of the OLAP client. There are three axes that are supported namely column, row, and slicer.
- Member editor: A tree view control that displays the member elements of the selected dimension.
- Measure editor: Comprises a collection of measures.
- Toolbar: Toolbar provides options for filter, sorting, exporting, and manipulating the OLAP report.
- Export: You can also export the OLAP grid and OLAP chart to PDF, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, CSV, and other supported image formats.