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  1. API reference
  2. Welcome
    1. Getting started
    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
    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. Supporting multilevel hierarchies
        5. 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
    11. Connecting to other data sources
  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. Available tutorials
    2. Customizing the Toolbar
    3. Customizing appearance
    4. Customizing the context menu
    5. Customizing the grid
    6. Customizing the pivot charts
    7. 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

Customizing the Toolbar

About the Toolbar

The Toolbar is an HTML/JS addition to Flexmonster. It uses a standard API and provides easy access to the most commonly used features. The Toolbar is free and provided “as is”.

The Toolbar is available since version 2.0. Enabling the Toolbar is very easy, just set the toolbar parameter in the new Flexmonster() function call to true:

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

Ensure that your flexmonster/ folder includes the toolbar/ folder and that it’s not empty.

Use flexmonster.toolbar to get a reference to the Toolbar instance. It allows you to call its functions on the page from outside of Flexmonster Pivot.


The Toolbar can be customized using the beforetoolbarcreated event. Tabs and buttons can be removed from it and new ones can be easily added.

Below we describe how to perform basic Toolbar customization. See the Examples page for more examples on how to modify the Toolbar.

Removing a tab from the Toolbar

Add a beforetoolbarcreated event handler. Inside the handler you can get all tabs using the getTabs() method that returns an Array of Objects, each of which describes a tab. To remove a tab just delete the corresponding Object from the Array. The following example will remove the first tab:

var pivot = new Flexmonster({
container: "pivotContainer",
toolbar: true,
beforetoolbarcreated: customizeToolbar

function customizeToolbar(toolbar) {
// get all tabs
var tabs = toolbar.getTabs();
toolbar.getTabs = function () {
// delete the first tab
delete tabs[0];
return tabs;

Open the example on JSFiddle.

Adding a new tab to the Toolbar

The following code will add a new tab:

var pivot = new Flexmonster({ 
container: "pivotContainer",
toolbar: true,
beforetoolbarcreated: customizeToolbar

function customizeToolbar(toolbar) {
// get all tabs
var tabs = toolbar.getTabs();
toolbar.getTabs = function () {
// add new tab
id: "fm-tab-newtab",
title: "New Tab",
handler: newtabHandler,
return tabs;
var newtabHandler = function() {
// add new functionality


  • title – String. The tab’s label.
  • id – String. The id used in CSS styles.
  • handler – Function. The function that handles clicks on this tab.
  • icon – String. The HTML tag containing your custom icon for this new tab. You can choose one of the basic vector icons defined in the flexmonster.toolbar.js file.

There are also some optional parameters:

  • args – Any. Arguments to pass to the handler.
  • menu – Array. Dropdown menu items.
  • mobile – Boolean. When set to false, the tab does not show on mobile devices. Default value: true.
  • ios – Boolean. When set to false, the tab does not show on iOS devices. Default value: true.
  • android – Boolean. When set to false false, the tab does not show on Android devices. Default value: true.
  • rightGroup – Boolean. When set to true, the tab is positioned on the right side of the Toolbar. Default value: false.

Check out an example of creating a new tab on JSFiddle.

Further customization

You can customize almost everything. To explore all the options, we recommend investigating the existing code. Look in the toolbar/ folder (you can find it in [package]/flexmonster/). Open the flexmonster.toolbar.js file. Find the tab section (it starts with the getTabs() function expression) to understand how it works.

To change the appearance of the Toolbar, read customizing appearance.

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