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Connecting to icCube

Please follow the steps below to configure a connection to icCube via XMLA service.

Step 1: Embed the component into your web page

Embedding Flexmonster Pivot is a simple copy-paste procedure that takes just minutes!

  1. Copy contents of flexmonster/ folder into the web project root to your server.
  2. Copy the code below and paste it into your HTML page.
  3. <div id="pivotContainer">The component will appear here</div>
    <script src="flexmonster/lib/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script src="flexmonster/flexmonster.js"></script>
    
    <script>
    	var pivot = $("#pivotContainer").flexmonster({/* empty report */
    		toolbar: true,
    		licenseKey: "XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX"
    	});
    </script>
    

Run your web page and see the empty table. The next step is to see your own data on the grid.

Step 2: Configure XMLA access to the cube

Assuming the server with the default configuration is running on the local machine, the XMLA service is available at the following address:

XMLA/HTTP : http://localhost:8282/icCube/xmla

Please refer to the icCube documentation for more details.

Step 3: Enable cross-origin resource sharing (CORS)

By default, browser prevents JavaScript from making requests across domain boundaries. CORS allows web applications to make cross-domain requests. Please open icCube configuration file (located at $install/bin/icCube.xml) and edit the following:

  1. Cross Origin filter:
  2. <icCubeConfiguration>
        ...
        <xmlaComponentConfiguration>
            ...
            <filter>Cross Origin</filter>
            ...
        </xmlaComponentConfiguration>
        ...
    </icCubeConfiguration>
  3. Cross Origin filter configuration:
  4. <icCubeConfiguration>
        ...
        <filterConfiguration>
            ...
            <filter>
                <filter-name>Cross Origin</filter-name>
                <filter-class>crazydev.iccube.server.crossorigin.IcCubeCrossOriginServletFilter</filter-class>
                <init-param>
                    <param-name>allowedOrigins</param-name>
                    <param-value>*</param-value>
                </init-param>
                <init-param>
                    <param-name>allowedMethods</param-name>
                    <param-value>GET,POST,HEAD,OPTIONS</param-value>
                </init-param>
                <init-param>
                    <param-name>allowedHeaders</param-name>
                    <param-value>X-Requested-With,Content-Type,Accept,Origin,X-DataSource-Auth</param-value>
                </init-param>
            </filter>
            ...
        </filterConfiguration>
        ...
    </icCubeConfiguration>

Step 4: Configure report with your own data

Now it’s time to configure Flexmonster Pivot Component on the web page. Let’s create a minimal report for this (replace proxyUrl, catalog and cube parameters with your specific values):

var pivot = $("#pivotContainer").flexmonster({
	toolbar: true, 
	report: {
		dataSource: {
			dataSourceType: "iccube",

			/* URL to XMLA service */
			proxyUrl: "http://olap.flexmonster.com:8282/icCube/xmla",

			/* Catalog name */
			catalog: "Sales",

			/* Cube name */
			cube: "Sales"
		}
	},
	licenseKey: "XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX"
});

Launch the web page from browser — here you go! A pivot table is embedded into your project.

Please visit our live icCube demo to see how this sample works.

Optimize data loading

Use subquery parameter to reduce the amount of data loading from the OLAP cube. For example, you have the cube with the geography hierarchy and your task is to show reports only for the one specific region instead of loading all the data. To show reports only for that region add subquery the following way:

{
    "dataSource": {
        "dataSourceType": "iccube",
        "proxyUrl": "http://olap.flexmonster.com:8282/icCube/xmla",
        "catalog": "Sales",
        "cube": "Sales",
        "subquery": "select {[Customers].[Geography].[Region].&[EU]} 
                on columns from [Sales]"
    },
    "slice": {
        "rows": [ { "uniqueName": "[Customers].[Geography]" } ],
        "columns": [ 
            { "uniqueName": "[Product].[Product]" },
            { "uniqueName": "[Measures]" }
        ],
        "measures": [ { "uniqueName": "[Measures].[Amount]" } ]
    }
}