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  1. API reference
  2. Welcome
    1. Component overview
    2. Quickstart
    3. System requirements
    4. Troubleshooting
    5. Managing license keys
  3. Connecting to Data Source
    1. JSON
      1. Connecting to JSON
      2. Data types in JSON
    2. CSV
      1. Connecting to CSV
      2. Connecting to CSV using Compressor
      3. Data types in CSV
    3. Database
      1. Connecting to SQL databases
      2. Connecting to other databases
      3. Connecting to database with .NET
      4. Connecting to database with .NET Core
      5. Connecting to database with Java
      6. Connecting to database with PHP
    4. Microsoft Analysis Services
      1. Connecting to Microsoft Analysis Services
      2. Getting started with Accelerator
      3. Installing Accelerator as a Windows Service
      4. Referring Accelerator as a DLL
      5. Configuring username/password protection
      6. Configuring secure HTTPS connection
      7. Troubleshooting
    5. Pentaho Mondrian
      1. Connecting to Pentaho Mondrian
      2. Getting started with Accelerator
      3. Configuring Mondrian roles
      4. Сonfiguring username/password protection
      5. Сonfiguring secure HTTPS connection
      6. Troubleshooting
    6. icCube
  4. Configuring report
    1. What is a report
    2. Data source
    3. Slice
    4. Options
    5. Number formatting
    6. Conditional formatting
    7. Set report to the component
    8. Get report from the component
    9. Date and time formatting
    10. Configuring global options
    11. Export and print
    12. Calculated values
    13. Custom sorting
  5. Integration with frameworks
    1. Available tutorials
    2. Integration with jQuery
    3. Integration with AngularJS
    4. Integration with Angular 2
    5. Integration with Angular 4
    6. Integration with React
    7. Integration with Webpack
    8. Integration with RequireJS
    9. Integration with TypeScript
    10. Integration with ASP.NET
    11. Integration with JSP
    12. Integration with PhoneGap
  6. Integration with charts
    1. Integration with Highcharts
    2. Integration with FusionCharts
    3. Integration with Google Charts
    4. Integration with any charting library
  7. Customizing
    1. Customizing toolbar
    2. Customizing appearance
    3. Localizing component
  8. Updating to the latest version
    1. Updating to the latest version
    2. Release notes
    3. Migration guide from 2.3 to 2.4
    4. Migration guide from 2.2 to 2.3
  9. Older Versions
    1. Documentation 2.3
    2. Documentation 2.2
    3. API reference - Flex
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Connecting to other databases

Earlier we described how to connect to the relational database. This tutorial shows a general approach for connection to NoSQL databases such as Mongo DB or data warehouses such as BigQuery and Amazon Redshift.

Step 1: Embed the component into your web page

You already have an empty component in your HTML page. If Flexmonster Component is not embedded – return to Quickstart. Your code should look like the following example:

<div id="pivotContainer">The component will appear here</div>
<script src="flexmonster/flexmonster.js"></script>
	var pivot = new Flexmonster({
		container: "pivotContainer",
		toolbar: true,

Step 2: Prepare data from your database

You need to select data from the database in JSON or CSV format. Write a server-side script that returns your data. The URL to this server-side script will later be used by Flexmonster Pivot Component. If you use Google BigQuery tables, this link may help you: Create A Simple Application With the API.

Step 3: Enable cross-origin resource sharing (CORS).

By default, browser prevents JavaScript from making requests across domain boundaries. CORS allows web applications to make cross-domain requests. Visit where you can find information on how to setup CORS on different types of servers.

Step 4: Configure report with your own data

Now it’s time to configure Flexmonster Pivot Component on the web page. Let’s create a minimal report for this (replace dataSourceType and filename with your specific values):

var pivot = new Flexmonster({
	container: "pivotContainer",
	toolbar: true,
	report: {
		dataSource: {
			/* please pay attention to this property, 
			*  Flexmonster needs information 
			*  which data will be returned by the script; 
			*  for CSV data specify dataSourceType: "csv"*/
			dataSourceType: "json",
			filename: "URL_to_your_server_side_script_returning_JSON_or_CSV"

Launch the web page from browser — here you go! A pivot table is embedded into your project.