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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 Blazor
      4. Integration with AngularJS (v1.x)
      5. Integration with TypeScript
      6. Integration with R Shiny
      7. Integration with jQuery
      8. Integration with Ionic
      9. Integration with Electron.js
      10. Integration with Webpack
      11. 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. Flexmonster Admin Panel Guide
      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. The Data Server as a console application
        1. Installing the Data Server as a console application
        2. Configurations reference
        3. Data sources guide
        4. Security and authorization guide
      8. 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
      4. Configuring the MongoDB Connector
    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. Accessibility
    1. Accessibility overview
    2. Keyboard navigation
  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. Share the report
    11. Date and time formatting
    12. Configuring global options
    13. Export and print
    14. Calculated values
    15. 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. 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
  10. Updating to the latest version
    1. Updating to the latest version
    2. Release notes
    3. Migration guide from 2.8 to 2.9
    4. Migration guide from 2.7 to 2.8
    5. Migration guide from 2.6 to 2.7
    6. Migration guide from 2.5 to 2.6
    7. Migration guide from 2.4 to 2.5
    8. Migration guide from 2.3 to 2.4
    9. Migration guide from 2.2 to 2.3
  11. Flexmonster CLI Reference
    1. Overview
    2. Troubleshooting the CLI
    3. flexmonster create
    4. flexmonster add
    5. flexmonster update
    6. flexmonster version
    7. flexmonster help
  12. Documentation for older versions
Table of contents

Quick start

Follow this article to get started with Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts in just 5 minutes!

To use Flexmonster with frameworks, see our guides on integrations with:

Initialize Flexmonster

Embed Flexmonster Pivot into your web page in 4 simple steps. If you run into any issues, visit our troubleshooting page.

Step 1. Add a container for Flexmonster

Create a <div> container for the component:

<div id="pivotContainer">The component will appear here</div>

Step 2. Include Flexmonster in the HTML page

If Flexmonster is not yet downloaded on your system, get Flexmonster, then include it in your web page with one of the following scripts:

Include from the npm package

<div id="pivotContainer">The component will appear here</div>
<script src="node_modules/flexmonster/flexmonster.js"></script>

Include from CDN

<div id="pivotContainer">The component will appear here</div>
<script src="https://cdn.flexmonster.com/flexmonster.js"></script>

Include from the download package

<div id="pivotContainer">The component will appear here</div>
<script src="flexmonster/flexmonster.js"></script>

Step 3. Embed the component

Add a simple script to embed the component into the web page:

For the npm package

<div id="pivotContainer">The component will appear here</div>
<script src="node_modules/flexmonster/flexmonster.js"></script>

<script>
    var pivot = new Flexmonster({
        container: "pivotContainer",
        componentFolder: "node_modules/flexmonster/",
        toolbar: true
    });
</script>

Notice the componentFolder parameter – it should point to the flexmonster/ folder. Since Flexmonster is included via npm, componentFolder should be defined as node_modules/flexmonster/.

For downloads from our CDN

<div id="pivotContainer">The component will appear here</div>
<script src="https://cdn.flexmonster.com/flexmonster.js"></script>

<script>
    var pivot = new Flexmonster({
        container: "pivotContainer",
        componentFolder: "https://cdn.flexmonster.com/",
        toolbar: true
    });
</script>

Notice the componentFolder parameter – it should point to the flexmonster/ folder. Since Flexmonster is included from our CDN, componentFolder should be defined as https://cdn.flexmonster.com/.

For the download package


<div id="pivotContainer">The component will appear here</div>
<script src="flexmonster/flexmonster.js"></script>

<script>
    var pivot = new Flexmonster({
        container: "pivotContainer",
        componentFolder: "flexmonster/",
        toolbar: true
    });
</script>

Flexmonster has more initialization parameters — check them out here.

Step 4. See the result

Now launch the page from a browser — the component without data is embedded into your project! You can see a live example on JSFiddle.

Troubleshooting

If you run into any issues, visit our troubleshooting page

Next steps

Visit our detailed guides to learn the different aspects of using the component: