Dynamically create multiple LineSeries from DataTable

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  1. Jeff
    Jeff avatar
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    Jan 2008

    Posted 22 Nov 2016 Link to this post

    We're returning a datatable with which to create a line chart. The chart binds fine but we can't figure out how to dynamically create the individual series. These are database driven and can change over time so we don't want to hard code each series into the chart. Is there a way to take data from a bound datatable like the following and have the chart generate correctly?

    Value          Date                User

    3             2016-11-21          John 
    5             2016-11-23          John  
    1             2016-11-21          Mary  
    1             2016-11-23         Mary 
    3             2016-11-21         Tom 
    2            2016-11-23          Tom 

    The end result should be a line chart with three lines: one for John, one for Mary, one for Tom. The x-axis would be the dates and the y-axis would be the value. As mentioned, the User Names can change over time in the database so we don't want to hard code them into the chart lineseries if that can be avoided. Is there a way to have the lineseries generate automatically from the datatable that is being bound to the chart?




  2. Danail Vasilev
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    Posted 25 Nov 2016 Link to this post

    Hi Jeff,

    You can find a possible approach for grouping a data table in this code library - http://www.telerik.com/support/code-library/group-radhtmlchart-data-source

    Danail Vasilev
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  3. Ralph
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    Nov 2016

    Posted 30 Nov 2016 Link to this post

    This may help with what you need: users are able to select a province from a RadGrid. Upon selecting the province, a line is dynamically added to a RadHTMLChart (or dropped). Basically, I clear the chart PlotArea and add back the x-axis (this is a constant although the axis items change depending on the data table and the date range specified by the user). In your case it's the "Date" column in your data table. Then I add the selected series.

    Private Sub AddSeries(sName, sDataField)
    Dim chartSeries As New LineSeries
    chartSeries.Name = sName
    chartSeries.DataFieldY = sDataField
    chartSeries.LabelsAppearance.Visible = False
    chartSeries.MarkersAppearance.Visible = False
    chartSeries.TooltipsAppearance.Visible = False
    End Sub

    In your case you would specify the sName and sDataField both as "User". Hopefully this answers your question.


  4. Jeff
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    Jan 2008

    Posted 30 Nov 2016 Link to this post

    Thank you for both comments. They were helpful. We were able to get it to work with the grouping method for the data table.



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