Calculated values give you the option to add measures that were missing in the original data. They can be saved and restored within the report. This feature is available for JSON, CSV, and OCSV data sources. Each calculated measure is described inside a measure
object. It can have the following parameters:
uniqueName
– String. The measure’s unique name. This property will be used as an identifier for the measure inside Flexmonster and as an identifier to remove the measure via API.formula
– String. Represents the formula. It can contain the following operators:+
, 
, *
, /
and the following functions:isNaN()
, !isNaN()
(check a full list). Other measures can be addressed using the measure’s unique name and aggregation function, for example sum("Price")
or max("Order")
. Flexmonster supports the following aggregation functions for CSV, OCSV, and JSON data sources: "sum"
, "count"
, "distinctcount"
, "average"
, "median"
, "product"
, "min"
, "max"
, "percent"
, "percentofcolumn"
, "percentofrow"
, "index"
, "difference"
, "%difference"
, "runningtotals"
, "stdevp"
, and "stdevs"
.caption
(optional) – String. The measure’s caption.grandTotalCaption
(optional) – String. The measure’s grand total caption.active
(optional) – Boolean. Indicates whether the measure will be selected for the report (true
) or not (false
). active: false
can be useful if the measure has nondefault properties, but should not be selected for the grid or the chart.individual
(optional) – Boolean. Defines whether the formula is calculated using raw values (true
) or using aggregated values (false
). Default value: false
.calculateNaN
(optional) – Boolean. Defines whether the formula is calculated using NaN values (true
) or using null values (false
). Default value: true
.format
(optional) – String. The name of the number formatting that will be applied to the measure. Measure values can be formatted according to the number formatting defined in the report. All available number formattings are stored in the formats
array in the report. More information about the number formatting part of the report can be found in the number formatting article.This example on JSFiddle illustrates how to define a calculated measure with the minimum price for each color. The slice is defined like this:
slice: { rows: [ { uniqueName: "Color" } ], measures: [ { uniqueName: "Price", aggregation: "sum"}, { formula: 'min("Price")', uniqueName: "Min Price", caption: "Min Price", active: true } ] }
The next example illustrates how to define a calculated measure with a more complex formula. To highlight the values you can add conditional formatting for the Top Category
measure:
slice: { rows: [ { uniqueName: "Color" } ], measures: [ { uniqueName: "Price", aggregation: "sum"}, { uniqueName: "Top Category", formula: 'average("Price") < 4000 and sum("Quantity") > 100', caption: "Top Category", active: true } ] }, conditions: [ { formula: "#value = 1", measure: "Top Category", format: { backgroundColor: "#66FF99", color: "#000000", fontFamily: "Arial", fontSize: "12px" } } ]
This JSFiddle example shows how to specify the number formatting for your calculated measure.
The individual
property allows the formula to be calculated using raw values. In the example the formula sum('Price') * sum('Amount')
will be calculated like this:
set individual: true
: 174 * 36 + 225 * 44
set individual: false
: (174 + 225) * (36 + 44)
The following report illustrates how to use the individual
property:
{ dataSource: { data: [ { "Country" : "Canada", "Amount" : 36, "Price" : 174 }, { "Country" : "Canada", "Amount" : 44, "Price" : 225 } ] }, slice: { rows: [ { uniqueName: "Country" } ], measures: [ { uniqueName: "Price", aggregation: "sum", active: true }, { uniqueName: "Overall price", formula: "sum('Price') * sum('Amount')", individual: true, caption: "Overall price", active: true } ] } }
Below is a list of all operators and functions supported in formula
:
+
– arithmetic addition operator. Syntax: a + b

– arithmetic subtraction operator. Syntax: a  b
*
– arithmetic multiplication operator. Syntax: a * b
/
– arithmetic division operator. Syntax: a / b
^
– arithmetic power operator. Syntax: a^2
<
– comparison less operator. Syntax: a < b
<=
– comparison less or equal operator. Syntax: a <= b
>
– comparison greater operator. Syntax: a > b
>=
– comparison greater or equal operator. Syntax: a >= b
==
– comparison equal operator. Syntax: a == b
!=
– comparison not equal operator. Syntax: a != b
or
– logical OR operator. Syntax: a or b
and
– logical AND operator. Syntax: a and b
if
– conditional operator. Syntax: if(condition, then, else)
abs
– function that returns the absolute value of a number. Syntax: abs(number)
min
– function that returns the minimum value. Syntax: min(number1, number2)
max
– function that returns the maximum value. Syntax: max(number1, number2)
isNaN
– function that checks if the value is not a number. Syntax: isNaN(value)
!isNaN
– function that checks if the value is a number. Syntax: !isNaN(value)
Use Add calculated value
in the Field List to add the calculated measure at runtime.
Calculated measures can be defined within the report or added via the addCalculatedMeasure() API call. To remove a calculated measure use the removeCalculatedMeasure() API call. removeAllCalculatedMeasures() removes all calculated measures.