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Grid customization and styling beyond CSS

The look and feel of the component can be fully customized by means of CSS. It refers to colors, borders, buttons, pop-ups, and grid cells. But there are cases when just CSS is not enough for pivot table report. For example, when you want to represent the numbers in cells by pictograms showing how ‘good’ or ‘bad’ these numbers are. Another inquiry, you need to highlight the segment of the table representing sales in Canada. In yet another case, it is required for several report cells to contain hyperlinks to some external data. If you would like to style up entire columns, rows or specific cells based on the data nature, Flexmonster component can suggest you customizeCell function to achieve these goals. (more…)

NEW! Flexmonster 2.4 version is released

You know, we have this passion for what we do. For each new release, our developers work on new improvements to make the product stand up to new trends and perspectives.

Flexmonster pivot is designed to be friendly for developers and we try to enrich the product with all required features for this. And of course, we care about the user experience our end-users have with our Pivot table.

So, this release is all about style: new handy user interface, the variety of built-in themes, new options to visualize data in the grid. (more…)

New 2.4 version feature: Welcome LESS and built-in themes

The feedback from our customers is a crucial source of improvements for Flexmonster team. We carefully collect the requests, analyze them and implement the most expected ones in our major releases.

In the 2.4 release, we decided to simplify the maintenance of CSS. (more…)

Style up your data reports: when details matter

Flexmonster Team always monitors new trends and try to be up to date. Thus, in the 2.4 version we decided to pay more attention to UI design of the component and, following the latest UI tendencies, improve usability for desktop and mobile users.

You are welcome to check out new UI design of Flexmonster Pivot table & Charts 2.4 version. Just look at it!
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USEFUL: List of simple solutions for common errors in pivot table

We always try to expand our documentation and add some useful articles for our customers. For instance, recently you could have seen our new tutorial for integration with Angular 4. This time we decided to make the process of maintaining Flexmonter in your applications easier. (more…)

Update data in run time

Flexmonster pivot table component is a convenient tool for data analysis and visualization. It offers fast pivot grid control, built-in pivot charts, integration with 3rd party charting libraries. Moreover, the application can have more than one instance of the component. That allows creating a dashboard view with different charts and tables. (more…)

Increase the level of your data security with Flexmonster

When working with different data sources and giving access to your data to connect with our Pivot Table, you definitely want to be sure that it’s secured. This concern is understandable, thus we've developed simple solutions to protect your data. (more…)

CustomizeCell: the new level of grid customization

CSS gives us a lot of possibilities to change the look and feel of the component (read more in the Сustomizing appearance tutorial). But sometimes it is not enough. For example, what if we have a report with countries and want to make countries clickable (hyperlinks) and show additional details for each of them? (more…)

Toolbar customization: introducing new approach

As you already may know, in addition to pivot grid and charts our component is also bundled with handy Toolbar. It provides easy access to the most used features: connecting to data, opening saved reports, switching between different chart types, applying number and conditional formatting, exporting to Excel, etc.  (more…)

How to use ‘subquery’ parameter for faster data loading

In the new build 2.304, we want to present you a new feature which can be extremely useful for those of our client who works with MS Analysis Services or icCube.

From now you can restrict the amount of data to load from OLAP cube by using 'subquery' in the list of connection parameters. (more…)

Pivot table based on the data from SQL databases: how to achieve the best performance

   This blog post will be especially interesting for those integrators who use SQL databases in their projects. Recently we have started getting more and more similar requests such as:

  1. “We use SQL DB and we want to reduce the time of data loading inside the component.”
  2. “We have a lot of rows in our SQL DB, but due to browsers restrictions we can’t load them all...”
  3. “We have several user roles in our system with different permissions and we want to show the data from our SQL DB according to the levels of access.”

At first sight, those three situations are different, but as you will see, they can be solved in the same way. (more…)

Moving to JSON: converter for old XML reports

Starting from version 2.3 we have moved from XML to new JSON format for saving pivot reports. It means that all inputs and outputs are now in JSON format by default. Despite the fact that all XML reports are still backward compatible, we are receiving numerous questions about an easy way of migrating to the new format.

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