Antonina Krus posted on October 19th, 2016
The new 2.3 release greatly extends users’ possibilities and allows visualizing more complex data from our Pivot table with popular 3rd party visualization tools.
If you never used Pivot table in your solutions but have different charts that need data preparation for each of them, you can benefit from using Pivot table powerful API as a smart single data source for different charts. You can quickly link the Flexmonster component to your data, show them in a pivot table and group/filter/aggregate them for further visualizing via built-in charts or third-party chart libraries.
If you are using Pivot table already now, the new version will allow enhancing built-in charts via integration with popular visualization tools or charting libraries, keeping the same powerful API for data filtering and aggregation like you used to.
In upcoming version you will find a new API extended with special methods that return data from Pivot Table component in specific formats. This will allow building any needed visualization just using the returned data.
Thus, if you already integrated with other 3rd party visualization tools in your solution or just plan to use them, the new version allows you to:
The new API allows you to decide if a chart gets the same data that is displayed in a Pivot table or a different subset is selected for the chart. (This option will be introduced for JSON and CSV data sources)
The use of the connectors will simplify integration and enable data return in ready-to-use format. For advanced use cases the standard connectors may be enhanced with an external function for preparing data that will become handy for non-standard chart types or for preprocessing data in some specific way.
Moreover if you are interested in other types of visualization – nothing is impossible. We will provide documentation and general samples that will help you to easily add any visualization you prefer.
The 2.3 Release is coming soon, so follow our news!