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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. Introduction to Flexmonster Data Server
      2. Getting started with Flexmonster Data Server
      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. Referencing 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. Referencing 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
        6. Testing your custom data source API server
    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

DLL configurations reference

This guide describes the available options for Flexmonster.DataServer.Core.dll. For the Data Server DLL, it is possible to configure data sources and set the data refresh time.

Available configurations

Flexmonster.DataServer.Core.dll can be configured via the ASP.NET configuration file (e.g., appsettings.json). In addition to the Flexmonster Data Server configuration, it can contain any other settings needed for the project, as long as they do not conflict with each other. The Data Server configuration has the following properties:

  • "DataSources" – Array of objects. Options for configuring the data sources. Each object has the following properties:
    • "Type" – String. The type of the data source: "json", "csv", "database", or your custom type (for the custom parser).
    • "DatabaseType" (optional) – String. The type of the database: "mysql", "mssql", "postgresql", or "oracle". Only for the "database" data source type.
    • "ConnectionString" (optional) – String. A connection string for the database. Only for the "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. The "value" can either be null (only for the custom data source type) or have 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 the "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: ",".
      • "DecimalSeparator" (optional) – String. Defines the specific character used to separate decimal parts of numbers. For example, to import CSV data with commas used to separate decimal parts of numbers (e.g., 3,14), set the "DecimalSeparator" property to ","Default value: ".".
      • "ThousandSeparator" (optional) – String. Defines the specific character used to separate groups of digits in numbers. For example, to import CSV data with periods used to separate groups of digits in numbers (e.g., 1.000 for one thousand), set the "ThousandSeparator" property to "."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 "DataRefreshTime" is not specified, the data will not be reloaded.
    • "CacheSizeLimit" (optional) – Number. The maximum number of cached server responses for every index defined in the "DataSources" property. When set to 0, the Data Server does not cache the responses. Default value: 100.

Example

Here is an example of a configured appsettings.json file with the custom parser:

{
"DataSources": [
{
"Type": "custom-parser",
"Indexes": {
"custom-index": null
}
},
{
"Type": "json",
"Indexes": {
"first-json-index": {
"Path": "data/data.json"
},
"second-json-index": {
"Path": "data/another-data.json"
}
}
},
{
"Type": "csv",
"Indexes": {
"csv-index": {
"Path": "data/data.csv",
"Delimiter": ";",
"DecimalSeparator": "."
}
}
}
],
"DataStorageOptions": {
"DataRefreshTime": 60,
"CacheSizeLimit": 150
}
}

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