1. API reference
  2. Welcome
    1. Component overview
    2. Quick start
    3. System requirements
    4. Troubleshooting
    5. Managing license keys
  3. Connecting to Data Source
    1. JSON
      1. Connecting to JSON
      2. Connecting to JSON using the Data Compressor
      3. Data types in JSON
    2. CSV
      1. Connecting to CSV
      2. Connecting to CSV using the Data Compressor
      3. Data types in CSV
    3. Database
      1. Connecting to SQL databases
      2. Connecting to other databases
      3. Connecting to a database with Node.js
      4. Connecting to a database with .NET
      5. Connecting to a database with .NET Core
      6. Connecting to a database with Java
      7. Connecting to a database with PHP
    4. 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
    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. Security
    1. Security in Flexmonster
    2. Security aspects when connecting to an OLAP cube
      1. The data transfer process
      2. Data security
      3. Data access management
    3. Security aspects when connecting to a database
      1. The data transfer process
      2. Data access management
  5. 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
  6. Integration with frameworks
    1. Available tutorials
    2. Integration with AngularJS (v1.x)
    3. Integration with Angular
    4. Integration with React
    5. Integration with Webpack
    6. Integration with ASP.NET
    7. Integration with jQuery
    8. Integration with JSP
    9. Integration with TypeScript
    10. Integration with RequireJS
    11. 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 toolbar
    2. Customizing appearance
    3. Customizing context menu
    4. Localizing component
  9. Updating to the latest version
    1. Updating to the latest version
    2. Release notes
    3. Migration guide from 2.5 to 2.6
    4. Migration guide from 2.4 to 2.5
    5. Migration guide from 2.3 to 2.4
    6. Migration guide from 2.2 to 2.3
    7. Documentation for older versions
Table of contents

Configuring global options

Flexmonster component has a wide variety of configurable options: localization, grid options, chart options, etc.

Report objects are used to configure which data should be shown in the component, how it will be visualized and what instruments will be available for data analysis. The values for all the possible options can be defined in reports. The details on how to configure all options in the reports are described in Configuring report article.

It is not mandatory though to explicitly set all the options in the reports. When a value for an option is not set in the report, it is pulled from the default values that are predefined in the component.

It is however often needed to modify specific default options that will be common for all the reports. This can be done using the global object. global is a parameter of new Flexmonster() method. In general, global object should be considered as a global parent report. It can have dataSource, options and localization sub-objects of the same structure as inside report object. global object overrides default option values for all the reports of the component.

Thus, in case when a specific option is not explicitly set in the report, the component will use the global value.


  1. Specify one localization for all reports:

    global: {
      localization: "loc/es.json"

    See the live demo on JSFiddle.

  2. The following example demonstrates how to set the read-only mode for all reports:

    global: {
      options: {
        grid: {
          showFilter: false
        configuratorButton: false,
        sorting: false,
        drillThrough: false

    Check out how the example works on JSFiddle.

  3. Apply date and time formatting for the component:

    global: {
      options: {
        datePattern: "'date: 'MM/dd/yy'; time: 'HH-mm"

    Check how it works on JSFiddle.

  4. The next example shows how you can specify dataSource for all reports:

    global: {
      dataSource: {
        filename: "http://cdn.flexmonster.com/2.3/data/data.csv"

    Open the example on JSFiddle.

  5. The current report is usually obtained via save() or getReport() API calls. By default, reports returned by these methods contain only options which were explicitly defined inside the report object. For example, we have the component defined the following way:

    var pivot = new Flexmonster({
      container: "pivotСontainer",
      licenseKey: "XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX",
      global: {
        localization: "loc/es.json"
      report: {
        dataSource: {
        	filename: "http://cdn.flexmonster.com/2.3/data/data.csv"

    save() and getReport() will get the report containing dataSource specified, but without options defined in global or defaults. Use withGlobals:true parameter in API calls to include localization, which was defined in global, to the report:


      withGlobals: true


      withGlobals: true

    To include the default options to the report, use withDefaults:true parameter:


      withDefaults: true


      withDefaults: true

    Test the complete example on JSFiddle.

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