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Customize number, date, and time values in ASP.NET MVC Pivot Table control

You can format the number, date, and time values for each field using formatSettings option under dataSourceSettings. It can be configured through code behind, during initial rendering.

Number formatting

For numbers, the formatting settings required to apply through code behind are:

  • name: It allows to set the field name.
  • format: It allows to set the format of the respective field.

Also, you can customize the applied number format by setting the NumberFormatOptions options in formatSettings itself.

razor
Number.cs
@Html.EJS().PivotView("PivotView").Width("100%").Height("300").DataSourceSettings(dataSource => dataSource.DataSource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.DataSource)
.ExpandAll(false).EnableSorting(true)
.FormatSettings(formatsettings =>
{
formatsettings.Name("Amount").Format("C2").MaximumSignificantDigits(3).MinimumSignificantDigits(1).UseGrouping(false).Add();
}).Rows(rows =>
{
rows.Name("Country").Add(); rows.Name("Products").Add();
}).Columns(columns =>
{
columns.Name("Year").Caption("Year").Add(); columns.Name("Quarter").Add();
}).Values(values =>
{
values.Name("Sold").Caption("Units Sold").Add(); values.Name("Amount").Caption("Sold Amount").Add();
})).Render()
public ActionResult Index()
{
    var data = GetPivotData();
    ViewBag.DataSource = data;
    return View();
}

Date and time formatting

This property is applicable only for relational data source.

For date and time, the formatting settings required to apply through code behind are:

  • name: It allows to set the field name.
  • format: It allows to set the format of the respective field.
  • type: It allows to set the type of format to be used for the respective field.

Also, you can customize the applied date format by setting DateFormatOptions options in formatSettings itself.

razor
Date.cs
@Html.EJS().PivotView("PivotView").Width("100%").Height("300").DataSourceSettings(dataSource => dataSource.DataSource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.DataSource)
.ExpandAll(false).EnableSorting(true)
.FormatSettings(formatsettings =>
{
formatsettings.Name("Year").Format("dd/MM/yyyy-hh:mm").Type("date").Add();
}).Rows(rows =>
{
rows.Name("Country").Add(); rows.Name("Products").Add();
}).Columns(columns =>
{
columns.Name("Year").Caption("Year").Add(); columns.Name("Quarter").Add();
}).Values(values =>
{
values.Name("Sold").Caption("Units Sold").Add(); values.Name("Amount").Caption("Sold Amount").Add();
})).Render()
public ActionResult Index()
{
    var data = GetPivotData();
    ViewBag.DataSource = data;
    return View();
}

Limitations of date formatting

As per Firefox and Edge browsers standards, most of the date and time formats used in data source aren’t supported. For example: Apr-2000, Apr-01-2000, 01-03-2000, 2000-Apr-01 etc… are not supported. Meanwhile ISO formats will be supported across all browsers.