How to Implement Comparison Report with Bar Chart using ASP.NET.


In this post, I explain how to Implement Comparison Report with Bar Chart using ASP.NET.
Visualization can be a very powerful and convincing instrument to present our data. One should always clearly understand what exactly we want to show. Bar charts is a great way to compare items side-by-side. Bar charts also handle multiple data series, for this features we can use this bar charts to compare Data.

Steps :

Step - 1 : Create New Project.

Go to File > New > Project > Select web forms application > Entry Application Name > Click OK.

Step-2: Add a Database.

Go to Solution Explorer > Right Click on App_Data folder > Add > New item > Select SQL Server Database Under Data > Enter Database name > Add.

Step-3: Create a table for Fetch Data.

Open Database > Right Click on Table > Add New Table > Add Columns > Save > Enter table name > Ok.
In this example, I have used table as below

Step-4: Add Entity Data Model.

Go to Solution Explorer > Right Click on Project name form Solution Explorer > Add > New item > Select Entity Data Model under data > Enter model name > Add.
A popup window will come (Entity Data Model Wizard) > Select Generate from database > Next >
Chose your data connection > select your database > next > Select tables > enter Model Namespace > Finish.

Step-5: Add a Webpage and Design for show Comparison Report with Bar Chart from Database Data.

Go to Solution Explorer > Right Click on Project name form Solution Explorer > Add > New item > Select web form/ web form using master page under Web > Enter page name > Add.


     <h3>Sales Comparison Report with Chart using ASP.NET.</h3>
    <table width="100%">
            <td width="35%" valign="top">
                <asp:GridView ID="gvSales" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="false" Width="95%">
                        <asp:BoundField HeaderText="Year" DataField="Year" />
                        <asp:BoundField HeaderText="Quarter 1" DataField="Quarter1" />
                        <asp:BoundField HeaderText="Quarter 2" DataField="Quarter2" />
                        <asp:BoundField HeaderText="Quarter 3" DataField="Quarter3" />
                        <asp:BoundField HeaderText="Quarter 4" DataField="Quarter4" />
            <td width="50%" valign="top">
            <td colspan="2">
                <asp:Chart ID="Chart1" runat="server" BorderlineWidth="0" Width="800px">
                        <asp:Series Name="Series1" XValueMember="Year" YValueMembers="Quarter1"
                            LegendText="Quarter 1" IsValueShownAsLabel="false" ChartArea="ChartArea1"

                        <asp:Series Name="Series2" XValueMember="Year" YValueMembers="Quarter2"
                            LegendText="Quarter 2" IsValueShownAsLabel="false" ChartArea="ChartArea1"

                        <asp:Series Name="Series3" XValueMember="Year" YValueMembers="Quarter3"
                            LegendText="Quarter 3" IsValueShownAsLabel="false" ChartArea="ChartArea1"

                        <asp:Series Name="Series4" XValueMember="Year" YValueMembers="Quarter4"
                            LegendText="Quarter 4" IsValueShownAsLabel="false" ChartArea="ChartArea1"
                        <asp:Legend Title="Quarter" />
                        <asp:Title Docking="Bottom" Text="Sales Report Quarterly" />
                        <asp:ChartArea Name="ChartArea1"></asp:ChartArea>

Step-6: Write code in page_load event for fetch data from database and show in Gridview and Create Comparison Bar Chart.

        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            if (!IsPostBack)
Here is the function...
        private void PopulateReport()
            using (MyDatabaseEntities dc = new MyDatabaseEntities())
                var v = dc.SalesDatas.ToList();

                gvSales.DataSource = v;

                Chart1.DataSource = v;

Step-7: Run Application.

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Hello ! My name is Sourav Mondal. I am a software developer working in Microsoft .NET technologies since 2010.

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I love developing applications in Microsoft Technologies including Asp.Net webforms, mvc, winforms,, sql server, entity framework, Ajax, Jquery, web api, web service and more.