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  1. API reference
  2. Welcome
    1. Component overview
    2. Quick start
    3. System requirements
    4. Troubleshooting
    5. Managing license keys
    6. Migrating from WebDataRocks to Flexmonster
  3. Connecting to Data Source
    1. JSON
      1. Connecting to JSON
      2. Connecting to JSON using the custom data source API
      3. Data types in JSON
    2. CSV
      1. Connecting to CSV
      2. Connecting to CSV using the custom data source API
      3. Data types in CSV
    3. 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
    4. MongoDB
      1. Introduction to the Flexmonster MongoDB Connector
      2. Getting started with the MongoDB Connector
      3. Embedding the MongoDB Connector into the server
    5. Microsoft Analysis Services
      1. Connecting to Microsoft Analysis Services
      2. Getting started with the Accelerator
      3. Installing the Accelerator as a Windows service
      4. Referring the Accelerator as a DLL
      5. Configuring the authentication process
      6. Configuring a secure HTTPS connection
      7. Troubleshooting
    6. 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
    7. Elasticsearch
      1. Connecting to Elasticsearch
      2. Configuring the mapping
    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. Implementing the custom data source API server
      5. Implementing filters
      6. Returning data for the drill-through view
      7. Supporting more aggregation functions
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Integration with frameworks
    1. Available tutorials
    2. Integration with AngularJS (v1.x)
    3. Integration with Angular
    4. Integration with React
    5. Integration with React Native
    6. Integration with Vue
    7. Integration with Python
      1. Integration with Django
      2. Integration with Jupyter Notebook
    8. Integration with R Shiny
    9. Integration with Webpack
    10. Integration with ASP.NET
    11. Integration with jQuery
    12. Integration with JSP
    13. Integration with TypeScript
    14. Integration with RequireJS
    15. Integration with PhoneGap
  7. Integration with charts
    1. Integration with Highcharts
    2. Integration with Google Charts
    3. Integration with FusionCharts
    4. Integration with any charting library
  8. Customizing
    1. Customizing the Toolbar
    2. Customizing appearance
    3. Customizing the context menu
    4. 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
    9. Documentation for older versions
Table of contents

Getting started with the MongoDB Connector

For easy and comfortable connection to MongoDB, Flexmonster suggests you using a special connector based on the custom data source API. 

The Connector has to be embedded into a middle-layer server that accepts requests from Flexmonster and passes them to the Connector. The Connector then fetches the needed data and sends it back to the server, and then the data goes to Flexmonster and gets displayed in your browser.

For you to have a better understanding of how the Connector, the server, and Flexmonster cooperate, we prepared a sample ready-to-use project.  Proceeding from this project, you can also connect to your MongoDB database.

Prerequisites

To run a simple application you will need Node.js and npm. Get it here if it’s not already installed on your machine.

Run a sample GitHub project

To run our sample project from GitHub, follow these steps:

Step 1. Download the .zip archive with the sample or clone it from GitHub with the following command:

git clone https://github.com/flexmonster/pivot-mongo my-proj
cd my-proj

Step 2. Install the npm packages described in package.json:

npm install

Step 3. Open the client/index.html file and add your license or trial key. If you don’t have a license key, get a trial key here.

var pivot = new Flexmonster({
            container: "#pivot",
componentFolder: "https://cdn.flexmonster.com/",
            height: 600,
            toolbar: true,
            report: {
                "dataSource": {
                    "type": "api",
                   "url": "http://localhost:9204/mongo",
                    "index": "fm-product-sales"
                }
            },
            licenseKey: "XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX"
       });

Step 4. Run the server with the following commands:

npm run build
npm run start

Now, when the server is running and ready to accept Flexmonster’s requests, you can open client/index.html in the browser to see the Connector’s output.

Note that in this tutorial you connect to the Flexmonster’s sample database. To get the data from your database, follow the steps from the section below.

Connect to your MongoDB database

You can also use the sample project to connect to your MongoDB database. To accomplish this, complete the following steps:

Step 1. Open src/controller/mongo.ts and replace the present connection string with yours:

MongoClient.connect("your connection string", {
...
});

Step 2. Then replace the database name with the needed one:

dbo = db.db("your database name");

Step 3. In client/index.html, replace the index’s value with your collection’s name:

report: {
"dataSource": {
    "type": "api",
    "url": "http://localhost:9204/mongo",
    "index": "your-collection-name"
   }
},

Step 3. Run the server with the following commands:

npm run build
npm run start

Now the data from your MongoDB database can be seen when opening the client/index.html file in a browser.

You can take our sample project as a ready template and make it work the way you need by adding your logic, improving and expanding the project.

If you are interested in embedding the Connector into your server, refer to this tutorial:

What’s next?