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  1. API reference
  2. Welcome
    1. Introduction
    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. Angular
      1. Integration with Angular
      2. Flexmonster usage in Angular
    3. React
      1. Integration with React
      2. Flexmonster usage in React
    4. Vue
      1. Integration with Vue 2
      2. Flexmonster usage in Vue 2
      3. Integration with Vue 3
      4. Flexmonster usage in Vue 3
    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. Managing data presentation in JSON
    3. CSV
      1. Connecting to CSV
      2. Connecting to CSV using Flexmonster Data Server
      3. Managing data presentation 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. Connecting to other data sources
  5. Accessibility
    1. Accessibility overview
    2. Keyboard navigation
  6. Configuring the component
    1. Available tutorials
    2. Getting started with the report
    3. Configure the data source
      1. Data source
      2. Mapping
    4. Define which data to show
      1. Slice
      2. Custom sorting
      3. Calculated values
    5. Manage Flexmonster’s functionality
      1. Options
      2. Configuring global options
    6. Format fields
      1. Number formatting
      2. Date and time formatting
      3. Conditional formatting
  7. Saving component configs
    1. Save and restore the report
    2. Share the report
    3. Export and print
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Flexmonster CLI Reference
    1. Overview
    2. Troubleshooting the CLI
    3. flexmonster create
    4. flexmonster add
    5. flexmonster update
    6. flexmonster version
    7. flexmonster help
  13. Documentation for older versions
Table of contents

Quick start

This guide explains how to get started with Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts.

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

To use Flexmonster in a pure JavaScript project, follow the steps below.

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

Download Flexmonster if it is not added to your project yet. 

Then, include the component in your webpage 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 webpage:

For the npm package

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

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

Notice the componentFolder parameter – it should point to the folder with Flexmonster files. 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>
    let pivot = new Flexmonster({
        container: "pivotContainer",
        componentFolder: "https://cdn.flexmonster.com/",
        toolbar: true
    });
</script>

Notice the componentFolder parameter – it should point to the folder with Flexmonster files. 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>
    let pivot = new Flexmonster({
        container: "pivotContainer",
        componentFolder: "flexmonster/",
        toolbar: true
    });
</script>

This step mentions only some of Flexmonster’s initialization parameters. See the full list of available parameters in the API reference: Flexmonster().

Step 4. See the result

Open the created webpage in a browser to see Flexmonster without data. Here is a live JSFiddle sample of the expected result.

Troubleshooting

If you run into any issues, visit our troubleshooting page

Next steps

Visit the following guides to learn about different aspects of using Flexmonster: