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  • Connecting to Elasticsearch

    This article illustrates how to build a report based on an Elasticsearch data source.


    • Elasticsearch version 6.x, 7.x, or 8.x
    • Flexmonster Pivot version 2.7.0 or higher (2.9.26 for Elasticsearch 8.x)

    Step 1. Embed the component into your webpage

    If Flexmonster is not yet embedded, set up an empty component in your webpage:

    In pure JavaScript

    Complete the Integrating Flexmonster guide. Your code should look similar to the following example:

    let pivot = new Flexmonster({
      container: "pivotContainer",
      componentFolder: "node_modules/flexmonster/",
      toolbar: true

    In React

    Complete the Integration with React guide. Your code should look similar to the following example:


    In Angular

    Complete the Integration with Angular guide. Your code should look similar to the following example:


    In Vue

    Complete the Integration with Vue guide. Your code should look similar to the following example:


    Step 2. Enable cross-origin resource sharing (CORS)

    By default, the browser prevents JavaScript from making requests across domain boundaries. CORS allows web applications to make cross-domain requests.

    To enable CORS, open elasticsearch.yml and add the following lines:

    http.cors.enabled: true
    http.cors.allow-origin: "*"
    http.cors.allow-credentials: true
    http.cors.allow-headers: "X-Requested-With, Content-Type, Content-Length, Authorization"

    To allow a connection to the Elasticsearch server from machines other than localhost, open an appropriate port in the firewall. The default port is 9200, but it may be different depending on your configuration in the elasticsearch.yml file.

    Step 3. Configure the report with your own data

    On the client side, the report should be configured as follows (replace the node and index parameters with your values):

    let pivot = new Flexmonster({
      container: "pivotContainer",
      componentFolder: "node_modules/flexmonster/",
      toolbar: true,
      report: {
        "dataSource": {
          "type": "elasticsearch",
          /* the host for the connection */ 
          "node": "",
          /* the name of Elasticsearch index to connect */ 
          "index": "fm-product-sales"

    Step 4. See the result

    Open your webpage in the browser to see Flexmonster with your Elasticsearch data. Here is a live JSFiddle example of the expected result.

    If you run into any issues, visit our troubleshooting page.

    Optimize data loading

    To decrease the data loading time, you can use the dataSource.subquery property. It sets a server-side filter, so Flexmonster will get only the needed part of the data. This approach also allows you to define which data is shown on the grid.

    The example below demonstrates how to load specific members of Category and Color fields:

    report: {
      dataSource: {
        type: "elasticsearch",
        node: "",
        index: "fm-product-sales",
        subquery: {
          "bool": {
            "filter": [{
              "terms": {
                "Category.keyword": ["Bikes", "Accessories"],
              "terms": {
                "Color.keyword": ["blue", "red"]

    Try it on JSFiddle.

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