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  1. API reference
  2. Welcome
    1. Component overview
    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 AngularJS (v1.x)
      4. Integration with TypeScript
      5. Integration with R Shiny
      6. Integration with jQuery
      7. Integration with Ionic
      8. Integration with Electron.js
      9. Integration with Webpack
      10. 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
      6. Connecting to other databases
    5. 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
      6. The Data Server as a DLL
        1. Getting started with the Data Server as a DLL
        2. Referring 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. 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
    7. Microsoft Analysis Services
      1. Connecting to Microsoft Analysis Services
      2. Getting started with Flexmonster Accelerator
      3. Referring 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. Returning data for the drill-through view
    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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. Customizing the Toolbar
    2. Customizing appearance
    3. Customizing the context menu
    4. Customizing the grid
    5. Customizing the pivot charts
    6. 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
  10. Flexmonster CLI Reference
    1. Overview
    2. Troubleshooting the CLI
    3. flexmonster create
    4. flexmonster add
    5. flexmonster update
    6. flexmonster version
    7. flexmonster help
  11. Documentation for older versions
Table of contents

Connecting to Microsoft Analysis Services

Flexmonster supports both tabular and multidimensional model types. There are two ways to connect to Microsoft Analysis Services using Flexmonster Pivot:

  1. Via XMLA – an industry standard for data access in analytical systems. Works for multidimensional models only.
  2. Via Flexmonster Accelerator – a special server-side utility developed by Flexmonster. Works for both multidimensional and tabular models.

If you already have XMLA configured (msmdpump.dll) it will be easier to start with option #1. Option #2 is the better choice if you:

  • Do not have XMLA.
  • Use a tabular model.
  • Need some advanced features (such as increased loading speeds, use of credentials, etc.).
  • Use Azure Analysis Services.

Connecting to Microsoft Analysis Services via XMLA

XMLA (XML for Analysis) is an industry standard for data access in analytical systems such as OLAP and Data Mining.

Follow the steps below to configure a connection to Microsoft Analysis Services via XMLA. To work with tabular models or Azure Analysis Services, use Flexmonster Accelerator.

Step 1: Embed the component into your web page

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

In pure JavaScript

Complete the Quick start guide. Your code should look similar to the following example:

var pivot = new Flexmonster({
    container: "pivotContainer",
    toolbar: true
});

In Angular

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

<fm-pivot 
[toolbar]="true">
</fm-pivot>

In React

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

<FlexmonsterReact.Pivot
toolbar={true}
/>

In Vue

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

<Pivot
ref="pivot"
toolbar>
</Pivot>

Step 2: Configure XMLA access to the cube

Skip this step if you already have XMLA configured. Otherwise refer to this article: how to set up an HTTP endpoint for accessing an Analysis Services instance.

Step 3: 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. Follow these step-by-step instructions to enable CORS for IIS to be able to read data from Microsoft Analysis Services.

Step 4: Configure the report with your own data

Now it’s time to configure the pivot table on the web page. Let’s create a minimal report for this (replace proxyUrl, catalog, and cube parameters with your specific values):

var pivot = new Flexmonster({ 
container: "pivotContainer", \
toolbar: true,
report: {
dataSource: {
type: "microsoft analysis services",
/* URL to msmdpump.dll */
proxyUrl: "http://olap.flexmonster.com/olap/msmdpump.dll",
/* Catalog name */
catalog: "Adventure Works DW Standard Edition",
/* Cube name */
cube: "Adventure Works",
}
}
});

Launch the web page from a browser — there you go! A pivot table is embedded in your project. Check out an example on JSFiddle.

Optimize data loading

The subquery parameter helps Flexmonster take less time for loading and rendering. Below is an example for showing reports for a specific year from the date hierarchy:

{
    "dataSource": {
        "type": "microsoft analysis services",
        "proxyUrl": "http://olap.flexmonster.com/olap/msmdpump.dll",
        "catalog": "Adventure Works DW Standard Edition",
        "cube": "Adventure Works",
        "subquery": 
                "select {[Delivery Date].[Calendar].[Calendar Year].&[2011]} 
                on columns from [Adventure Works]"
    },
    "slice": {
        "rows": [ { "uniqueName": "[Delivery Date].[Calendar]" } ],
        "columns": [ 
            { "uniqueName": "[Product].[Category]" },
            { "uniqueName": "[Measures]" }
        ],
        "measures": [ { "uniqueName": "[Measures].[Order Count]" } ]
    }
}

Try it on JSFiddle.