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Monday, May 2, 2016

Experimental support of DataView mode in Analysis editors of the PivotChart module in v15.2.10 - YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED

Starting with v15.2.10 the DevExpress.ExpressApp.PivotChart.PivotChartModuleBase and 
DevExpress.ExpressApp.PivotChart.AnalysisEditorBase classes provide the new
 DataAccessMode property. The supported values are  Client (default) and DataView (new).Use the first class via the Application Designer to configure the required data access mode globally for all analysis editors in the application while the second class can be used in a ViewController to configure individual editors (learn more...).
Refer to the eXpressApp Framework > Concepts > UI Construction > Views > List View Data Access Mode  documentation to learn more on the specificities of each data access mode, because the validity of the PivotGridSettingsContent property is up to the XAF developer. For instance, in DataView mode non-persistent properties are not processed.

To test the preview version of this functionality right away in v15.2, almost one month prior to the official release, do the following:
1. Download and install this hot fix build or 15.2.10+;
2. Add the PivotChart modules into your app and configure analysis reports as per the Analyze Data documentation article.
3. Invoke the Application Designer for the YourSolutionName.Wxx/WxxApplication.xx file, select the PivotChartModuleBase component in the Modules panel on the left and set its DataAccessMode property to DataView in the property grid.

So far, things are pretty stable, and we have not found any issues in scenarios with DataView. We still wanted to collect more feedback and hear from you about how this works in your real projects. The more scenarios we cover at this stage, the better for the product. If all goes according to plan, this functionality will be officially released in the upcoming 16.1 build, which should be out around early June.

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  1. Oh - nice one Dennis, will try it as soon as i am on 15.2 or 16.1

    a premium Feature would be to also have the async mode ;)

    1. Thanks for your help, Noxe - we are looking forward to hearing from you!
      Oh, dear;-)

    2. BTW, are you still using the UseAsyncMode property to speed up user-initiated operations (not initial loading)?

    3. no - never used it - had some Problems and then never had time again to try the Pivot async Features. but would still nice to have it :)

    4. Thanks for your quick answer, man