Filtering in WPF Pivot Grid

15 Jul 20217 minutes to read

Filtered data displays only a subset of data that meets a specified criterion. Pivot grid filters are automatically reapplied every time the pivot grid is refreshed or updated until you remove those filters. In the pivot grid, filters are additive, which means that each additional filter is based on the current filter and reduces the subset of data. You can apply ā€˜nā€™ number of filtering conditions to the pivot grid at a time. While applying filters, a FilterExpression is created and data is filtered based on that specified FilterExpression.

Filtering by FilterExpression

FilterExpression class is used to encapsulate the information needed to define a filter. It contains the following properties:

  • Expression: Gets or sets the well-formed logical expression that defines this FilterExpression.
  • Name: Gets or sets the name of the FilterExpression.
  • DimensionName: Gets or sets the dimension name for the FilterExpression.
  • DimensionHeader: Gets or sets the dimension header for the FilterExpression.
  • Format: Gets or sets the format of FilterExpression.
  • Evaluator: Evaluates the given value.

Defining filters in XAML

Create a new FilterExpression under the PivotGridControl.Filters class. Refer to the following code snippet.

  • XAML
  • <Grid>
            <syncfusion:PivotGridControl HorizontalAlignment="Left" Name="pivotGrid" VerticalAlignment="Top" ShowFieldList="True" ItemSource="{Binding   Source={StaticResource data}}">
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="Product" FieldMappingName="Product" TotalHeader="Total" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="Date" FieldMappingName="Date" TotalHeader="Total" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="Country" FieldMappingName="Country" TotalHeader="Total" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="State" FieldMappingName="State" TotalHeader="Total" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotComputationInfo CalculationName="Total" FieldName="Amount" Format="C" SummaryType="DoubleTotalSum" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotComputationInfo CalculationName="Total" FieldName="Quantity" SummaryType="Count" />
                    <syncfusion:FilterExpression DimensionHeader="Product" DimensionName="Product" Name="Product" Expression="Product = Bike" />

    Defining filters in code-behind

    Create a new FilterExpression by using the FilterExpression class and add that FilterExpression to the Filters collection of the pivot grid control.

    Refer to the following code snippet.

  • C#
  • public partial class MainWindow: Window {
        PivotGridControl pivotGrid = new PivotGridControl();
        public MainWindow() {
            pivotGrid.ItemSource = ProductSales.GetSalesData();
            PivotItem m_PivotItem = new PivotItem() {
                FieldHeader = "Product", FieldMappingName = "Product", TotalHeader = "Total"
            PivotItem m_PivotItem1 = new PivotItem() {
                FieldHeader = "Date", FieldMappingName = "Date", TotalHeader = "Total"
            PivotItem n_PivotItem = new PivotItem() {
                FieldHeader = "Country", FieldMappingName = "Country", TotalHeader = "Total"
            PivotItem n_PivotItem1 = new PivotItem() {
                FieldHeader = "State", FieldMappingName = "State", TotalHeader = "Total"
            // Adding PivotItem to PivotRows
            // Adding PivotItem to PivotColumns
            PivotComputationInfo m_PivotComputationInfo = new PivotComputationInfo() {
                CalculationName = "Amount", FieldName = "Amount", Format = "C", SummaryType = SummaryType.DoubleTotalSum
            PivotComputationInfo m_PivotComputationInfo1 = new PivotComputationInfo() {
                CalculationName = "Quantity", FieldName = "Quantity", SummaryType = SummaryType.Count
            FilterExpression m_FilterExpression = new FilterExpression() {
                DimensionHeader = "Product", Name = "Product", DimensionName = "Product", Expression = "Product = Bike"
            //Adding FilterExpression to Filters

    To filter the data values by using filter expression

    Filtering by using filter pop-up

    Filters can also be applied to pivot grid control at runtime using the filter pop-up. This filter pop-up can be opened by clicking the filter button in the grouping bar item. The filter pop-up contains the filter list in which you can uncheck the items that are to be filtered and click OK.
    This, in turns, creates a FilterExpression at runtime by using the unchecked items and applies the filters to the pivot grid control.

    To filter the data values by using filter popup


    You can refer to our WPF Pivot Grid feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our WPF Pivot Grid example to knows how to organizes and summarizes business data and displays the result in a cross-table format.