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connectTo

connectTo(dataSource:Data Source Object)

[starting from version: 1.4]

This method is used for connection to the new data source. It clears the current report and connects to the resource specified. Please note, starting from version 2.3 there is a new API call updateData to update data for the report without cleaning the report.

Possible data sources:

  • OLAP cube via XMLA protocol (Microsoft Analysis Services, Mondrian)
  • OLAP cube via our proxy (Microsoft Analysis Services, Mondrian)
  • Elasticsearch
  • CSV (static file or data generated by server-side script)
  • CSV file from the local file system
  • JSON (static file or data generated by server-side script)
  • JSON file from the local file system

Parameters

Data Source Object which contains connection parameters.

Examples

1) This example on JSFiddle demonstrates the connection to the following data sources: Microsoft Analysis Services, Mondrian, Elasticsearch, CSV, and JSON.

2) Connect to Microsoft Analysis Services:

flexmonster.connectTo({
  type: 'microsoft analysis services',
  proxyUrl: 'http://olap.flexmonster.com/olap/msmdpump.dll',
  dataSourceInfo: 'Provider=MSOLAP; Data Source=extranet;', 
  catalog: 'Adventure Works DW Standard Edition', 
  cube: 'Adventure Works'
});

3) Connect to Mondrian:

flexmonster.connectTo({
  type: 'mondrian', 
  proxyUrl: 'http://olap.flexmonster.com:8080/mondrian/xmla', 
  dataSourceInfo: 'MondrianFoodMart', 
  catalog: 'FoodMart', 
  cube: 'Sales'
});

4) Connect to Elasticsearch:

flexmonster.connectTo({
  type: 'elasticsearch', 
  host: 'https://olap.flexmonster.com:9200', 
  index: 'fm-product-sales' 
});

5) Connect to CSV data source:

flexmonster.connectTo({
  type: 'csv', 
  filename: 'data/csv/arabic.csv'
});

6) Connect to CSV file where colon char is used to separate fields in the row. You have to define fieldSeparator explicitly:

flexmonster.connectTo({
  type: 'csv',
  filename: 'colon-data.csv',
  fieldSeparator: ':'
});

7) Open local CSV file:

flexmonster.connectTo({
  type: 'csv', 
  browseForFile: true
});

See also

updateData
open
load
save
getReport
setReport