Dashboard items must be bound to data source fields to display data.
Each kind of dashboard item has a specific set of data sections such as Values, Arguments and Series in the chart, Columns in the grid, and Values, Columns and Rows in the pivot grid. Each data section corresponds to a particular dashboard item area or element, and should be mapped to data to be displayed within this area/element.
Mapping is performed using special objects called data items. A data item identifies data binding. When created, a data item is mapped to a data source field, and is then assigned to a specific dashboard item's data section. As a result, the dashboard item is bound to the data source field.
Learn more about data items in the data sections, see Creating dashboard items.
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