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  1. API reference
  2. Welcome
    1. Getting started
    2. Get Flexmonster
    3. Quick start
    4. System requirements
    5. Troubleshooting
    6. Managing license keys
    7. Migrating from WebDataRocks to Flexmonster
  3. Integration with frameworks
    1. Available tutorials
    2. Integration with Angular
    3. Integration with React
    4. Integration with Vue
    5. Other integrations
      1. Integration with Python
        1. Integration with Django
        2. Integration with Jupyter Notebook
      2. Integration with React Native
      3. Integration with Blazor
      4. Integration with AngularJS (v1.x)
      5. Integration with TypeScript
      6. Integration with R Shiny
      7. Integration with jQuery
      8. Integration with Ionic
      9. Integration with Electron.js
      10. Integration with Webpack
      11. Integration with RequireJS
  4. Connecting to Data Source
    1. Supported data sources
    2. JSON
      1. Connecting to JSON
      2. Connecting to JSON using Flexmonster Data Server
      3. Data types in JSON
    3. CSV
      1. Connecting to CSV
      2. Connecting to CSV using Flexmonster Data Server
      3. Data types in CSV
    4. Database
      1. Connecting to SQL databases
      2. Connecting to a MySQL database
      3. Connecting to a Microsoft SQL Server database
      4. Connecting to a PostgreSQL database
      5. Connecting to an Oracle database
    5. Flexmonster Data Server
      1. Introduction to Flexmonster Data Server
      2. Getting started with Flexmonster Data Server
      3. Flexmonster Admin Panel Guide
      4. Data sources guide
      5. Security and authorization guide
      6. The Data Server as a DLL
        1. Getting started with the Data Server as a DLL
        2. Referencing the Data Server as a DLL
        3. Implementing the API controller
        4. Implementing the server filter
        5. Implementing the custom parser
        6. DLL configurations reference
        7. The controller's methods for request handling
      7. The Data Server as a console application
        1. Installing the Data Server as a console application
        2. Configurations reference
        3. Data sources guide
        4. Security and authorization guide
      8. Troubleshooting the Data Server
    6. MongoDB
      1. Introduction to Flexmonster MongoDB Connector
      2. Getting started with the MongoDB Connector
      3. Embedding the MongoDB Connector into the server
      4. Configuring the MongoDB Connector
    7. Microsoft Analysis Services
      1. Connecting to Microsoft Analysis Services
      2. Getting started with Flexmonster Accelerator
      3. Referencing the Accelerator as a DLL
      4. Configuring the authentication process
      5. Configuring a secure HTTPS connection
      6. Troubleshooting
    8. Custom data source API
      1. Introduction to the custom data source API
      2. A quick overview of a sample Node.js server
      3. A quick overview of a sample .NET Core server
      4. Implement your own server
        1. Implementing the custom data source API server
        2. Implementing filters
        3. Supporting more aggregation functions
        4. Supporting multilevel hierarchies
        5. Returning data for the drill-through view
        6. Testing your custom data source API server
    9. Elasticsearch
      1. Connecting to Elasticsearch
      2. Configuring the mapping
    10. Pentaho Mondrian
      1. Connecting to Pentaho Mondrian
      2. Getting started with the Accelerator
      3. Configuring Mondrian roles
      4. Configuring username/password protection
      5. Configuring a secure HTTPS connection
      6. Troubleshooting
    11. Connecting to other data sources
  5. Accessibility
    1. Accessibility overview
    2. Keyboard navigation
  6. Configuring the component
    1. Available tutorials
    2. Getting started with the report
    3. Configure the data source
      1. Data source
      2. Mapping
    4. Define which data to show
      1. Slice
      2. Custom sorting
      3. Calculated values
    5. Manage Flexmonster’s functionality
      1. Options
      2. Configuring global options
    6. Format fields
      1. Number formatting
      2. Date and time formatting
      3. Conditional formatting
    7. Capture the report
      1. Get the report from the component
      2. Set the report for the component
      3. Share the report
      4. Export and print
  7. Charts
    1. Available tutorials
    2. Flexmonster Pivot Charts
    3. Integration with Highcharts
    4. Integration with amCharts
    5. Integration with Google Charts
    6. Integration with FusionCharts
    7. Integration with any charting library
  8. Customizing
    1. Available tutorials
    2. Customizing the Toolbar
    3. Customizing appearance
    4. Customizing the context menu
    5. Customizing the grid
    6. Customizing the pivot charts
    7. Localizing the component
  9. Security
    1. Security in Flexmonster
    2. Security aspects of connecting to an OLAP cube
      1. Ways of connecting to an OLAP cube
      2. The data transfer process
      3. Data security
      4. Data access management
  10. Updating to the latest version
    1. Updating to the latest version
    2. Release notes
    3. Migration guide from 2.8 to 2.9
    4. Migration guide from 2.7 to 2.8
    5. Migration guide from 2.6 to 2.7
    6. Migration guide from 2.5 to 2.6
    7. Migration guide from 2.4 to 2.5
    8. Migration guide from 2.3 to 2.4
    9. Migration guide from 2.2 to 2.3
  11. Flexmonster CLI Reference
    1. Overview
    2. Troubleshooting the CLI
    3. flexmonster create
    4. flexmonster add
    5. flexmonster update
    6. flexmonster version
    7. flexmonster help
  12. Documentation for older versions
Table of contents

Flexmonster Admin Panel Guide

Flexmonster Admin Panel is a cross-platform desktop application that provides a graphical user interface for Flexmonster Data Server used as a Windows/Unix service. With the Admin Panel, you can conveniently manage indexes, security, and other configs.

In this guide, you can find a description of the Admin Panel’s functionality.

Overview

Flexmonster Admin Panel contains several tabs:

  • Indexes — manage indexes for your data.
  • Settings — edit the Data Server’s configs: port, HTTPS, and others. 
  • Security — configure users for basic authorization.
  • Monitoring — monitor memory usage and active connections to the Data Server.
  • Diagnostics — see the Data Server’s logs. 

For information on running, stopping, and restarting the Data Server, see Running the Data Server.

Indexes

The Indexes tab allows managing indexes. You can:

  • Add indexes
  • Edit and delete them
  • Reload indexes
  • Disable them

Add indexes

To create a new index, click Add New Index:

Each index has the following configurations:

  • Name. This field defines the index name. It will be used to configure the connection on the client side.
  • Type. This drop-down menu contains possible data source types: JSON, CSV, or Database.
  • Database type. The database name: MySql, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle.
    Only for the Database data source type.
  • Path to file. In this field, specify the path to the file with your data. You can click the folder icon to choose the needed file using Explorer. Only for JSON and CSV data source types.
  • Connection string. Specify the connection string to your database here. Click Test to check whether the provided connection string is correct.
    Only for the Database data source type.
  • Query. Specify an SQL query to define the subset of data that the Data Server should fetch.
    Only for the Database data source type.
  • Delimiter. Specify the field delimiter if anything other than , separates СSV fields.
    Only for the CSV data source type.
  • Decimal separator. It defines the specific character used to separate decimal parts of numbers. For example, if commas separate decimal parts of numbers (e.g., 3,14), set the decimal separator to ,. Only for the CSV data source type. Default value: ..
  • Thousands separator. Defines the specific character used to separate groups of digits in numbers. For example, if periods separate groups of digits in numbers (e.g., 1.000 for one thousand), set the thousands separator to .. Only for the CSV data source type. Default value: ,.
  • Refresh time. It defines how often the Data Server should reload the data from the data source. The refresh time should be specified in minutes.
    By default, the refresh time is 0, which means the Data Server will not reload the data.

When the index configuration is complete, click Create to add the index to your index pool.

Edit or delete indexes

To edit an index, click the index name or Details:

You can make changes to everything except the data source type.

Click Save to apply the changes.

To delete the index, click Delete Index. Before deleting, you will be prompted to confirm the action.

Reload indexes

The Data Server reloads data in indexes based on the Refresh time configuration. However, you can refresh an index manually by clicking Reload:

This action will update the data in the index.

The Data Server will not reload disabled indexes. 

Disable indexes

Each index can be disabled. The Data Server does not preload disabled indexes, and you cannot use them in the component.

To disable an index, click Disable:

Check Status to make sure the index is disabled. 

To enable the index, click Enable.

Settings

This tab contains the Data Server’s configs. They are visually divided into the following parts:

  • General
  • Data storage
  • Https
  • Security
  • Report sharing
  • Import configs

General

This block contains general Data Server configurations:

  • Port. The Data Server’s port number. By default, it is 9500.
  • Minimum log level. Defines a minimum log level for the Data Server: INFO, WARN, ERROR, or FATAL. Setting a minimum log level to WARN or a higher level can improve the Data Server’s performance. Learn more about these log levels in the Microsoft documentation.
    This configuration will not affect info-level logs that appear when the Data Server is started, or the data is reloaded.
    Default value: INFO.

Data storage

This block allows configuring options for data storage. It contains the following configuration:

  • Cache size limit. The maximum number of cached server responses for every index. When set to 0, the Data Server does not cache the responses. Default value: 100.

Https

This block allows configuring the HTTPS protocol. It contains the following configurations:

  • HTTPS. A toggle switch to enable or disable the HTTPS protocol.
  • Certificate type. Allows choosing the certificate type: Path-Password, Subject-Store, or None. A Path-Password certificate is added by specifying its path and password. A Subject-Store certificate is added by specifying its subject and store. Default value: None.
    This configuration is available only when HTTPS is enabled.
  • Path to PFX certificate. Allows adding an SSL/TLS certificate by specifying a path to it. Click on the folder icon to choose the needed certificate using Explorer. Note that Flexmonster Data Server supports only .pfx certificates.
    This configuration is available only when the certificate type is Path-Password.
  • Certificate password. A password needed to access the SSL/TLS certificate.
    This configuration is available only when the certificate type is Path-Password.
  • Subject name. The certificate subject name.
    This configuration is available only when the certificate type is Subject-Store.
  • Store. The store from which the certificate is loaded.
    This configuration is available only when the certificate type is Subject-Store.
  • Location. The location of the store from which to load the certificate. It can be either Current User or Local Machine. Default value: Current User.
    This configuration is available only when the certificate type is Subject-Store.
  • Allow invalid. Indicates whether to allow using invalid certificates (e.g., self-signed certificates). Default value: Block.
    This configuration is available only when the certificate type is Subject-Store.
  • Protocols. Establishes the HTTP protocols enabled on a connection endpoint or for the server. It can be one of the following values: HTTP1, HTTP2, and HTTP1 and HTTP2. Default value: HTTP1 and HTTP2.
    This configuration is available only when HTTPS is enabled.

Security

This block allows configuring the data access security. It contains the following configurations:

  • Basic auth. A switch toggle to enable or disable basic authorization. To manage users for basic authorization, go to the Security tab.
    Learn more about built-in basic authorization in the Security and authorization guide.
  • Allow origin. An input field to configure CORS (i.e., specify origins that can send requests to the Data Server).
    If basic authorization is enabled, define specific origins in Allow origin. To specify several origins, separate them with a comma.

Report sharing

This block allows configuring the report-sharing functionality. It contains the following configurations:

  • Endpoint. Indicates whether the endpoint to share reports is enabled in the Data Server. Default value: disabled.
  • Custom path to folder. This configuration is available only when the endpoint is enabled. Defines the folder to which the Data Server saves reports. By default, reports are saved to the following locations:
    • On Windows – C:/ProgramData/FlexmonsterDataServer/reports/.
    • On macOS and Ubuntu/Linux – ~/.local/share/FlexmonsterDataServer/reports/ (will resolve to  /home/[current_user]/.local/share/FlexmonsterDataServer/reports/).
  • Report expiration time. Defines how long the saved reports are stored. The time is set in minutes. Default value: 0 (reports are stored permanently).
    This configuration is available only when the endpoint is enabled.
  • Max folder size. The maximum memory size available for report saving (in MB). Default value: 0 (unlimited).
    This configuration is available only when the endpoint is enabled.
  • Auto delete. Should be used with the Max folder size configuration. Defines whether to delete older reports when the folder is full. If enabled, older reports will be deleted automatically until there is enough memory for a new report. Default value: disabled (older reports are not deleted).
    This configuration is available only when the endpoint is enabled.

Import configs

Besides setting the mentioned configurations, you can import the existing flexmonster-config.json file: just specify the path to flexmonster-config.json in the Import configuration file section and click Apply:

Security

In the Security tab, you can manage users for basic authorization:

  • Add users
  • Edit and delete users

Add users

To create a new user, click Add New User:

Define a username and password, then select Create to add the user.

Once a user is created, you cannot change the username.

Edit or delete users

To edit a user, click the username or the right arrow icon:

You can edit everything except the username.

To apply the new changes, click Edit.

To delete the user, click Delete User. Before deleting, you will be prompted to confirm the action.

Monitoring

Monitoring tab in the Admin Panel

The Monitoring tab contains information about used memory and active connections.

Diagnostics

Diagnostics tab in the Admin Panel

The Diagnostics tab displays the most recent Data Server logs. Click Open Logs Folder to see all the logs.

To update the log list, click Refresh Logs.

Running the Data Server

Start the Data Server

The Admin Panel’s lower left corner contains the following controls:

  • Start Server – click to start the Data Server. This button appears when the Data Server is stopped.
  • Stop Server – click to stop the Data Server. This button appears when the Data Server is running.
  • Restart Server – click to restart the Data Server.

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