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  Reshaping Grid View

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Reshaping Grid View

The Order Details grid view displays several unnecessary reference fields, such as Order Customer Company Name, Order Employee Last Name, and Order Ship Via Company Name. We will get rid of these redundant fields. Let’s also display the average Unit Price, total Quantity, average Discount, and total sum of Extended Price at the bottom of the grid.

Order Form details for a selected order. The order details grid view below contains redundant fields.

In the Project Explorer, expand to Order Form / c100 / dv101 / grid1 node. Highlight the data fields OrderCustomerCompanyName, OrderEmployeeLastName, and OrderShipViaCompanyName. Right-click and press Delete.

Deleting three data fields from 'grid1' view of OrderDetails controller.

Now that the redundant data fields have been removed, let’s assign aggregates. Double-click on Order Details / Views / grid1 / UnitPrice.

UnitPrice data field node in 'grid1' view of OrderDetails controller.

Change the Aggregate Function property:

Property New Value
Aggregate Function Average

Press OK to save the data field.

Next, double-click on Quantity data field.

Quantity data field node in 'grid1' view of OrderDetails controller.

Change the following value:

Property New Value
Aggregate Function Sum

Save the data field, and double-click on Discount.

Discount data field node in 'grid1' view of OrderDetails controller.

Change Aggregate Function to “Average”.

Property New Value
Aggregate Function Average

Press OK, and double-click on ExtendedPrice.

ExtendedPrice data field node in 'grid1' view of OrderDetails controller.

Change Aggregate Function to “Sum”.

Property New Value
Aggregate Function Sum

Press OK to save Extended Price data field.

Generate the application, and navigate to Order Form page. Select any order. You will see that the list of order details will not display redundant order information, and displays aggregates at the bottom of the grid.

Order Form page with details of an order displayed. The order details grid view now displays less redundant data fields as well as several averages and sums.

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