Dynamic Series

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  1. Michael
    Michael avatar
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    Member since:
    Dec 2012

    Posted 11 May 2020 Link to this post


    I have a small amount of data that's already been grouped and sorted by sql. It looks something like this:


    value - category name

    25 - Cat1
    15 - Cat2
    5  - Cat3

    Each time I run the query, I may receive different categories with different names and different values. These categories, if I understand how the ChartView works correctly, are represented via Series. Since my data is dynamic, how should I go about creating these series on the fly? Most of the examples I've seen use hard coded series. I'm sure I can hack it together, but I'd rather ask first in case there's a better way. Btw, I did search the forums and found a post where someone is using VB and Linq to get a list of categories. That may work, but its from 2012 so I thought I'd ask.



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    Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
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    Posted 13 May 2020 Link to this post

    Hello, Michael, 

    Indeed, if your data is represented by a value and category, it is suitable to a use a series that uses CategoricalDataPoint, e.g. BarSeries, LineSeries, etc. 

    Every time you extract new data, feel free to clear the RadChartView.Series collection and add a new series with the new CategoricalDataPoints. Please refer to the following help articles demonstrating how to setup BarSeries or LineSeries with categorical data:

    I hope this information helps. If you need any further assistance please don't hesitate to contact me. 

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  3. Michael
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    10 posts
    Member since:
    Dec 2012

    Posted 19 May 2020 in reply to Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr. Link to this post

    Thanks Dess. I ended up doing it like you explained.
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