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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. Integration with frameworks
    1. Available tutorials
    2. Integration with Angular
    3. Integration with React
    4. Integration with Vue
    5. Integration with Python
      1. Integration with Django
      2. Integration with Jupyter Notebook
    6. Integration with React Native
    7. Integration with AngularJS (v1.x)
    8. Integration with TypeScript
    9. Integration with R Shiny
    10. Integration with jQuery
    11. Integration with Ionic
    12. Integration with Electron.js
    13. Integration with Webpack
    14. Integration with RequireJS
  4. Connecting to Data Source
    1. JSON
      1. Connecting to JSON
      2. Connecting to JSON using Flexmonster Data Server
      3. Data types in JSON
    2. CSV
      1. Connecting to CSV
      2. Connecting to CSV using Flexmonster Data Server
      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. 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
    5. MongoDB
      1. Introduction to Flexmonster MongoDB Connector
      2. Getting started with the MongoDB Connector
      3. Embedding the MongoDB Connector into the server
    6. 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
    7. 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. Supporting more aggregation functions
      7. Returning data for the drill-through view
    8. Elasticsearch
      1. Connecting to Elasticsearch
      2. Configuring the mapping
    9. 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
  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 Google Charts
    5. Integration with FusionCharts
    6. Integration with any charting library
  8. Customizing
    1. Customizing the Toolbar
    2. Customizing appearance
    3. Customizing the context menu
    4. Customizing the grid
    5. Customizing the pivot charts
    6. 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
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Getting started with the MongoDB Connector

To quickly and easily connect to a MongoDB database, Flexmonster recommends using our Flexmonster MongoDB Connector that is based on our custom data source API.

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

To demonstrate how the Connector, the server, and Flexmonster cooperate, we have prepared a sample ready-to-use project. Using this project as a starting point, you can also connect to your MongoDB database.

Prerequisites

To run this 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
cd pivot-mongo

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

npm install

Step 3. Run the server with the following commands:

npm run build
npm run start

Now that 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 Flexmonster’s sample database. To connect to your own database, follow the steps from the section below.

Connect to your MongoDB database

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

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

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

Step 2. Then replace the database name with yours:

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

Step 3. In client/index.html, replace the index 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 is displayed when you open the client/index.html file in a browser.

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

To learn how to embed the Connector into your server, have a look at this tutorial:

What’s next?