In many cases, you need to process data on the server before a chart displays it. The Chart component supports this scenario.
In this demo, the data source of the Chart loads weather data for a selected month from an OData service. Each time you select a different month in the drop-down menu, the data source sends a new query to the service. To implement this functionality, assign a DataSource object to the Chart's dataSource property.
In the DataSource, implement the ODataStore. An OData service can include multiple entity collections related to each other, but the ODataStore specifies only one collection. To load multiple collections at once, set the expand property to an array with the additional collection titles. Then, call the postProcess function to process additional data.
Once you load the data, specify the series type and its nested options (argumentField and valueField), so the component can determine the objects that indicate Chart arguments and values in the data source.
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The built-in Web API Service also filters out secured server data based on permissions granted to users. Advanced/enterprise functions include audit trail, endpoints to download reports, file attachments, check validation, obtain localized captions, etc.
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