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  1. API reference
  2. Welcome
    1. Component overview
    2. Quick start
    3. System requirements
    4. Troubleshooting
    5. Managing license keys
    6. Migrating from WebDataRocks to Flexmonster
  3. Connecting to Data Source
    1. JSON
      1. Connecting to JSON
      2. Connecting to JSON using Flexmonster Data Server
      3. Data types in JSON
    2. CSV
      1. Connecting to CSV
      2. Connecting to CSV using Flexmonster Data Server
      3. Data types in CSV
    3. 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
      6. Connecting to other databases
    4. MongoDB
      1. Introduction to Flexmonster MongoDB Connector
      2. Getting started with the MongoDB Connector
      3. Embedding the MongoDB Connector into the server
    5. Microsoft Analysis Services
      1. Connecting to Microsoft Analysis Services
      2. Getting started with the Accelerator
      3. Installing the Accelerator as a Windows service
      4. Referring the Accelerator as a DLL
      5. Configuring the authentication process
      6. Configuring a secure HTTPS connection
      7. Troubleshooting
    6. 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
    7. Elasticsearch
      1. Connecting to Elasticsearch
      2. Configuring the mapping
    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. Implementing the custom data source API server
      5. Implementing filters
      6. Supporting more aggregation functions
      7. Returning data for the drill-through view
    9. Flexmonster Data Server
      1. Getting started with Flexmonster Data Server
      2. Installation guide
      3. Configurations reference
      4. Data sources guide
      5. Security and authorization guide
  4. 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
  5. Configuring report
    1. What is a report
    2. Data source
    3. Slice
    4. Options
    5. Mapping
    6. Number formatting
    7. Conditional formatting
    8. Set the report for the component
    9. Get the report from the component
    10. Date and time formatting
    11. Configuring global options
    12. Export and print
    13. Calculated values
    14. Custom sorting
  6. Integration with frameworks
    1. Available tutorials
    2. Integration with AngularJS (v1.x)
    3. Integration with Angular
    4. Integration with React
    5. Integration with React Native
    6. Integration with Vue
    7. Integration with Python
      1. Integration with Django
      2. Integration with Jupyter Notebook
    8. Integration with R Shiny
    9. Integration with Webpack
    10. Integration with ASP.NET
    11. Integration with jQuery
    12. Integration with JSP
    13. Integration with TypeScript
    14. Integration with RequireJS
    15. Integration with PhoneGap
  7. Integration with charts
    1. Integration with Highcharts
    2. Integration with Google Charts
    3. Integration with FusionCharts
    4. Integration with any charting library
  8. Customizing
    1. Customizing the Toolbar
    2. Customizing appearance
    3. Customizing the context menu
    4. Localizing the component
  9. Updating to the latest version
    1. Updating to the latest version
    2. Release notes
    3. Migration guide from 2.7 to 2.8
    4. Migration guide from 2.6 to 2.7
    5. Migration guide from 2.5 to 2.6
    6. Migration guide from 2.4 to 2.5
    7. Migration guide from 2.3 to 2.4
    8. Migration guide from 2.2 to 2.3
    9. Documentation for older versions
Table of contents

Configurations reference

This tutorial describes Flexmonster Data Server configuration. To install the Data Server, refer to our installation guide.

Flexmonster Data Server can be configured in the flexmonster-config.json file. It contains the following properties:

  • "DataSources" – Array of objects. Allows configuring the data sources. Each object has the following properties:
    • "Type" – String. The type of the data source: "json""csv", or "database".
    • "DatabaseType" (optional) – String. The type of the database: "mysql""mssql""postgresql", or "oracle". Only for "database" data source type.
    • "ConnectionString" (optional) – String. A connection string for the database. Only for "database" data source type.
    • "Indexes" – Object. Contains a list of datasets. Each dataset is represented by a "key": "value" pair, where "key" is a dataset name, and "value" is an object with the following properties:
      • "Path"(optional) – String. The path to the file with data. Only for "json" and "csv" data source types.
      • "Query" (optional) – String. The query to execute (e.g., "SELECT * FROM tablename"). Only for "database" data source type.
      • "Delimiter" (optional) – String. Defines the specific fields separator to split each CSV row. There is no need to define it if the CSV fields are separated by ,. This property is required only if another character separates fields. Default value: ",".
  • "Security" (optional) – Object. Allows managing the data access security. It contains the following properties:
    • "Authorization" (optional) – Object. Has the following properties:
      • "Enabled" – Boolean. Indicates whether the “Basic Authorization” for Flexmonster Data Server is enabled. When set to true, the authorization is enabled. Default value: false.
    • "CORS" (optional) – Object. Allows configuring the cross-origin resource sharing for Flexmonster Data Server. It contains the following properties:
      • "AllowOrigin" (optional) – String. The origin from which the server accepts the requests. If "AllowOrigin" is set to "*", requests from all origins are accepted.
        Note that if authorization is enabled ("Enabled": true), "*" cannot be set as the origin. In this case, specific origins must be defined. Several origins can be defined as follows:
        "AllowOrigin": "http://localhost, https://example.com"
        Default value: "*".
  • "DataStorageOptions" (optional) – Object. Allows configuring options for data storage. It has the following properties:
    • "DataRefreshTime" (optional) – Number. Defines how often the data is reloaded from a file or a database. The refresh time is set in minutes. If the "DataRefreshTime" is not specified, the data will not be reloaded.
  • "Port" (optional) – String. The number of the port Flexmonster Data Server runs on. Also, it can be set by running this command in the console:
    flexmonster-data-server.exe -p 7777
    Default value: "9500".
  • "HTTPS" (optional) – Object. Allows configuring the HTTPS protocol. It contains the following properties:
    • "Enable" (optional) – Boolean. Indicates whether the HTTPS protocol is enabled (true) or not (false). Default value: false.
    • "Certificate" (optional) – Path-Password Object|Subject-Store Object. Allows adding a certificate. By default, if the certificate is not specified, the generated development certificate will be used. The certificate can be added with either Path-Password Object or Subject-Store Object. Each of them has different properties. The Path-Password Object has the following properties:
      • "Path" – String. The URL to the certificate file.
      • "Password" – String. The password to access the certificate.
      The Subject-Store Object has the following properties:
      • "Subject" – String. The certificate subject name.
      • "Store" – String. The store from which the certificate is loaded.
      • "Location" (optional) – String. The location of the store from which to load the certificate. It can be either "CurrentUser" or "LocalMachine". Default value: "CurrentUser".
      • "AllowInvalid" (optional) – Boolean. Indicates whether to allow using invalid certificates (e.g., self-signed certificates). When set to true, invalid certificates are allowed to use. Default value: false.
    • "Protocols" (optional) – String. Establishes the HTTP protocols enabled on a connection endpoint or for the server. It can be one of the following values: "Http1", "Http2", and "Http1AndHttp2". Default value: "Http1AndHttp2".

Here is an example of "flexmonster-config.json":

{
"DataSources": [
{
"Type": "json",
"Indexes": {
"index_json": {
"Path": "./data/data.json"
}
}
},
{
"Type": "database",
"DatabaseType": "mysql",
"ConnectionString": "Server=localhost;Port=3333;Uid=root;Pwd=password;Database=TestDB",
"Indexes": {
"index_database": {
"Query": "SELECT * FROM TestTable;"
}
}
}
],
"Security": {
"Authorization": {
"Enabled": false
},
"CORS": {
"AllowOrigin": "*"
}
},
"DataStorageOptions": {
"DataRefreshTime": 60
},
"Port": "9500",
"HTTPS": {
   "Enabled": true,
   "Certificate": {
  "Subject": "localhost",
  "Store": "My"
   },
   "Protocols": "Http2"
}
}

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