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  1. API reference
    1. Introduction
    2. Flexmonster()
  2. Objects
    1. All objects
    2. Report Object
    3. Data Source Object
    4. Mapping Object
    5. Slice Object
    6. Options Object
    7. Filtering
      1. Filter Object
      2. Number Query Object
      3. String Query Object
      4. Date Query Object
      5. Time Query Object
      6. Value Query Object
    8. Format Object
    9. Conditional Format Object
    10. Table Sizes Object
    11. Cell Data Object
    12. Chart Data Object
    13. Toolbar Object
    14. Chart Legend Data Object
    15. Share Report Connection Object
  3. Methods
    1. All methods
    2. addCalculatedMeasure
    3. addCondition
    4. alert
    5. clear
    6. clearFilter
    7. clearXMLACache
    8. closeFieldsList
    9. collapseAllData
    10. collapseData
    11. connectTo
    12. customizeAPIRequest
    13. customizeCell
    14. customizeChartElement
    15. customizeContextMenu
    16. dispose
    17. expandAllData
    18. expandData
    19. exportTo
    20. getAllConditions
    21. getAllHierarchies
    22. getAllHierarchiesAsync
    23. getAllMeasures
    24. getAllMeasuresAsync
    25. getCell
    26. getColumns
    27. getColumnsAsync
    28. getCondition
    29. getFilter
    30. getFlatSort
    31. getFormat
    32. getMeasures
    33. getMeasuresAsync
    34. getMembers
    35. getMembersAsync
    36. getOptions
    37. getReport
    38. getReportFilters
    39. getReportFiltersAsync
    40. getRows
    41. getRowsAsync
    42. getSelectedCell
    43. getSort
    44. getTableSizes
    45. getXMLACatalogs
    46. getXMLACatalogsAsync
    47. getXMLACubes
    48. getXMLACubesAsync
    49. getXMLADataSources
    50. getXMLADataSourcesAsync
    51. getXMLAProviderName
    52. getXMLAProviderNameAsync
    53. load
    54. off
    55. on
    56. open
    57. openCalculatedValueEditor
    58. openFieldsList
    59. openFilter
    60. print
    61. refresh
    62. removeAllCalculatedMeasures
    63. removeAllConditions
    64. removeCalculatedMeasure
    65. removeCondition
    66. removeSelection
    67. runQuery
    68. save
    69. scrollToColumn
    70. scrollToRow
    71. setFilter
    72. setFlatSort
    73. setFormat
    74. setOptions
    75. setReport
    76. setSort
    77. setTableSizes
    78. shareReport
    79. showCharts
    80. showGrid
    81. showGridAndCharts
    82. sortingMethod
    83. sortValues
    84. updateData
  4. Events
    1. All events
    2. afterchartdraw
    3. aftergriddraw
    4. beforegriddraw
    5. beforetoolbarcreated
    6. cellclick
    7. celldoubleclick
    8. chartclick
    9. datachanged
    10. dataerror
    11. datafilecancelled
    12. dataloaded
    13. drillthroughclose
    14. drillthroughopen
    15. exportcomplete
    16. exportstart
    17. fieldslistclose
    18. fieldslistopen
    19. filterclose
    20. filteropen
    21. loadingdata
    22. loadinglocalization
    23. loadingolapstructure
    24. loadingreportfile
    25. localizationerror
    26. localizationloaded
    27. olapstructureerror
    28. olapstructureloaded
    29. openingreportfile
    30. printcomplete
    31. printstart
    32. querycomplete
    33. queryerror
    34. ready
    35. reportchange
    36. reportcomplete
    37. reportfilecancelled
    38. reportfileerror
    39. runningquery
    40. unauthorizederror
    41. update
  5. Custom data source API
    1. All requests
    2. /handshake request
    3. /fields request
    4. /members request
    5. /select request for the pivot table
    6. /select request for the flat table
    7. /select request for the drill-through view
    8. Field Object
    9. Filter Object
    10. Filter Group Object
  6. MongoDB Connector API
    1. All methods
    2. getSchema
    3. getMembers
    4. getSelectResult
  7. Flexmonster Connector for amCharts
    1. All methods
    2. amcharts.getData
    3. amcharts.getCategoryName
    4. amcharts.getMeasureNameByIndex
    5. amcharts.getNumberOfMeasures
    6. amcharts.getNumberFormatPattern
Table of contents

Slice Object

Slice is a definition of what data subset from the data source is going to be shown in the report. This object has the following properties:

  • columns – Array of objects. A list of hierarchies selected in the report slice for columns. Each object can have the following properties:
    • uniqueName – String. A hierarchy unique name.
    • caption (optional) – String. A hierarchy caption.
    • dimensionName (optional) – String. A dimension name.
    • filter (optional) – Filter Object. It contains filtering information.
    • levelName (optional) – String. It used to specify the level of the hierarchy that is shown on the grid.
    • showTotals (optional) — Boolean. Defines whether totals are shown or hidden for the hierarchy. When set to true, totals are shown. Only for the classic view.
      If showTotals is not specified, totals’ visibility is defined by the options.showTotals property. Learn more about options.showTotals.
      To show and hide totals via UI, use a context menu. Open it by right-clicking the hierarchy header.
    • sort (optional) – String. A sorting type for the members ("asc", "desc" or "unsorted").
    • sortOrder (optional) – Array. Using this property you can set custom sorting for hierarchy members. You can specify sortOrder the following way: ["member_1", "member_2", etc.]. Only for "csv" and "json" data source types.
  • drills (optional) – Object. Stores the information about drill-downs in multilevel hierarchies:
    • drillAll (optional) – Boolean. It indicates whether all levels of all hierarchies in slice will be drilled down (true) or drilled up (false).
    • columns (optional) – Array of objects. It is used to save and restore drilled down columns.
    • rows (optional) – Array of objects. It is used to save and restore drilled down rows.
  • drillThrough (optional) – Array. It allows pre-defining slice for the drill-through view. Only for "csv", "json", and "api" data source types. Can be specified the following way: ["Hierarchy name 1", "Hierarchy name 2", etc.] (see live demo).
  • expands (optional) – Object. Stores the information about expanded nodes:
    • expandAll (optional) – Boolean. Indicates whether all nodes in the data tree will be expanded (true) or collapsed (false) on the grid and on charts.
    • columns (optional) – Array of objects. It is used to save and restore expanded columns.
    • rows – Array of objects. It is used to save and restore expanded rows.
  • flatSort – Array of objects. Only for "json", "csv", and "api" data source types. It contains the list of objects defining the multicolumn sorting on the flat grid. Each object has the following properties:
    • uniqueName – String. The unique name of the hierarchy being sorted.
    • sort – String. The sorting type ("asc", "desc", or "undefined").
    Note: the hierarchies are sorted in the order they were specified (i.e., the first hierarchy is sorted first, and so on). Therefore, take the element’s order into account when defining the flat table multicolumn sorting. See the example on JSFiddle.
    To perform multicolumn sorting via UI, use Ctrl+click.
  • measures – Array of objects. A list of selected measures and those which have different properties from default ones. Each object has the following properties:
    • uniqueName – String. A measure unique name.
    • active (optional) – Boolean. A value that defines whether the measure will be in the list of available values but not selected (false) or will be selected for the report (true).
    • aggregation (optional) — String. A unique name of aggregation that will be applied to the measure. To see the list of supported aggregation functions for each data source type, refer to Flexmonster’s technical specifications. If it is a calculated measure, it will be "none".
    • availableAggregations (optional) — Array of strings. Note that starting from version 2.8, the availableAggregations property is considered deprecated. Use the Mapping object’s aggregations property instead.
      availableAggregations represents the list of aggregation functions which can be applied to the current measure. If it is a calculated measure, it will be [].
    • caption (optional) – String. A measure caption.
    • formula (optional) – String. Represents the formula. Refers to the calculated measure. It can contain the following operators: +, -, *, / (check a full list). Other measures can be referenced using the measure’s unique name and the associated aggregation function, for example sum("Price") or max("Order"). To see the list of supported aggregation functions for each data source type, refer to Flexmonster’s technical specifications.
    • individual (optional) – Boolean. It refers to the calculated measure. Defines whether the formula is calculated using raw values (true) or using aggregated values (false). Only for "json" and "csv" data source types. Default value: false.
    • calculateNaN (optional) – Boolean. Defines whether the formula is calculated using the NaN values (true) or using the null values (false). Default value: true.
    • format (optional) – String. A name of number formatting.
    • grandTotalCaption (optional) – String. A measure grand total caption.
  • flatOrder – Array of strings. Defines the order of the hierarchies for the "flat" grid type. flatOrder can be specified like this: ["Hierarchy name 1", "Hierarchy name 2", etc.] (see live demo). Only for "json", "csv", and "api" data source types.
  • memberProperties – Array of objects. Only for "microsoft analysis services" and "mondrian" data source types. Each object in the array has the following properties:
    • levelName – String. A hierarchy unique name.
    • properties – Array. It contains member properties, which will be shown on the grid. Other available member properties can be accessed through the context menu.
  • reportFilters – Array of objects. A list of hierarchies selected in the report slice for report filters. Each object has the following properties:
    • uniqueName – String. A hierarchy unique name.
    • caption (optional) – String. A hierarchy caption.
    • dimensionName (optional) – String. A dimension name.
    • filter (optional) – Filter Object. It contains filtering information.
    • levelName (optional) – String. Used to specify the level of the hierarchy that is shown on the grid.
    • sort (optional) – String. A sorting type for the members ("asc", "desc" or "unsorted").
    • sortOrder (optional) – Array. Using this property you can set custom sorting for hierarchy members. Only for "csv" and "json" data source types. You can specify sortOrder the following way: ["member_1", "member_2", etc.].
  • rows – Array of objects. A list of hierarchies selected in the report slice for rows. Each object can have the following properties:
    • uniqueName – String. A hierarchy unique name.
    • caption (optional) – String. A hierarchy caption.
    • dimensionName (optional) – String. A dimension name.
    • filter (optional) – Filter Object. It contains filtering information.
    • levelName (optional) – String. Used to specify the level of the hierarchy that is shown on the grid.
    • showTotals (optional) — Boolean. Defines whether totals are shown or hidden for the hierarchy. When set to true, totals are shown. Only for the classic view.
      If showTotals is not specified, totals’ visibility is defined by the options.showTotals property. Learn more about options.showTotals.
      To show and hide totals via UI, use a context menu. Open it by right-clicking the hierarchy header.
    • sort (optional) – String. A sorting type for the members ("asc", "desc" or "unsorted").
    • sortOrder (optional) – Array. Using this property you can set custom sorting for hierarchy members. Only for "csv" and "json" data source types. You can specify sortOrder the following way: ["member_1", "member_2", etc.].
  • sorting (optional) – Object. Defines the sorting for numbers in a specific row and/or column in the pivot table. To clear the sorting, use the sortValues API call.
    The sorting object has the following properties:
    • column – Object. Defines the sorting for numbers in a specific column. The object has the following properties:
      • tuple – Array of strings. Consists of unique names that identify the column in the table based on the column’s data.
      • measure – Object. Identifies the measure on which sorting will be applied. Has the following properties:
        • uniqueName – String. The measure’s unique name.
        • aggregation (optional) – String. The measure’s aggregation type.
      • type – String. The sorting type ("asc" or "desc").
    • row – Object. Defines the sorting for numbers in a specific row. The object has the following properties:
      • tuple – Array of strings. Consists of unique names that identify the row in the table based on the row’s data.
      • measure – Object. Identifies the measure on which sorting will be applied. Has the following properties:
        • uniqueName – String. The measure’s unique name.
        • aggregation (optional) – String. The measure’s aggregation type.
      • type – String. The sorting type ("asc" or "desc").

Change the slice using runQuery() and setReport() API calls. Get the slice among with other report parts using getReport().

Find more details about Slice Object in this tutorial with examples.