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Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Changes: from v1.4 to v2.0

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Our web pivot table component has gone through a rather long way being completely rethinked (e.g. UI controls) since v1.3 had been released to public for the first time. On the other hand it has been polished and become more mature and robust. Dozens of new features and improvements have transformed it into a powerful and flexible tool used by more than 200 companies all over the world.

This blogpost will give you a short overview of how the component was changing from one version to another.

v1.4 – Export & Charts (release date: May 2011)

Developing this version our team spent its main efforts in order to implement new types of export (Excel and PDF) and new charts. The other new significant features were TOP X filtering and numeric and hierarchical sorting. In addition, it included drill up/down for OLAP.

v1.5 – Enterprise Features (release date: December 2011)

In Flexmonster v1.5 we’ve decided to develop several cool enterprise features required for enterprise solutions:


One more important thing in v1.5 release was a new toolbar with JavaScript API. It was a good example of how web or Flex application can communicate with the component.

v1.6 – Improved API & New Data Sources (release date: June 2012)
Our main goal for v1.6 was to deliver new more powerful and unified API. This version also included the following features:


General release notes help understand more about how significantly API was changed.

v1.7 – New UI (release date: October 2012)

After spending much time to create powerful component we got to the UI and UX. Creating clear and intuitive controls was our main thought while developing v1.7:


v1.8 – Going Mobile with Fastest Web-Grid (release date: March 2013)

The main challenge for Flexmonster v1.8 was making our web pivot table component compatible with main mobile devices. This was implemented as both ready-to-use native application for Android and iOS by Flexmonster (Pivotable) along with an option of creating own applications by vendors using the Flex component.

V1.8 has also become a significant step forward towards much better performance. This became possible due to pivot grid being rewritten from scratch and implementation of more complex rendering and caching algorithms. As a result rendering time was decreased in more than 4 times. V1.8 features references:


v1.9 – Improved Data Layer (release date: September 2013)

Flexmonster v1.9 included several new approaches of data loading and displaying data in flat format in particular:


v2.0 – Non-Flash Version (release date: January 2014)

Approaching v2.0 our team was concentrated on developing Flexmonster HTML5 version which had become pure JavaScript analogue of our previously developed product. Since it was release we are working on both Flash and non-Flash versions at the same time implementing new features for both of them:


We are moving forward improving our solution by both fixing reported issue and inconveniences and developing totally new features. Full Migration Guides are available in our Docs section: