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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 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
  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 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
  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
Table of contents

Installation guide

It is the download page for Flexmonster Data Server. Flexmonster Pivot can be downloaded here.

Follow these guides to start using the Data Server:

Installing Flexmonster Data Server

For easy and smooth installation of Flexmonster Data Server, follow the steps below.

Step 1. Download

Flexmonster Data Server is available for the following operating systems: Windows (both 32-bit and 64-bit), Ubuntu/Linux, and macOS. Depending on your operating system, select one of the download links below:

Your download should automatically begin when you click on the link. Contact us if the download doesn’t start.

Step 2. Unpack the downloaded archive

Once the download is complete, extract files from the archive. Each downloaded package has the following structure:

  • flexmonster-config.json – the Flexmonster Data Server configuration file. It contains a configured ready-to-use CSV data source "sample-index".
  • flexmonster-data-server or flexmonster-data-server.exe for Windows – an executable version of Flexmonster Data Server.
  • flexmonster-setup-users or flexmonster-setup-users.exe for Windows – an additional utility for security and authorization management.
  • sample-data/data.csv – the file with sample CSV data to create "sample-index" (see flexmonster-config.json).

Step 3. Run the Data Server

To start using Flexmonster Data Server, just run the executable file from the console:

on Windows

flexmonster-data-server.exe

on macOS and Ubuntu/Linux

./flexmonster-data-server

Now Flexmonster Data Server is up and running. To connect Flexmonster Pivot to the Data Server, follow the next guide.

Connecting to the Data Server

Step 1. Embed the component into your web page

Set up an empty component in your HTML page. If Flexmonster is not yet embedded – return to Quick start. Your code should look similar to the following example:

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

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

Step 2. Configure the report

To connect to Flexmonster Data Server, configure the report as follows:

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

<script>
var pivot = new Flexmonster({
container: "pivotContainer",
toolbar: true,
report: {
       dataSource: {
    type: "api",
       url: "http://localhost:9500",
       index: "sample-index"
       }
   },
licenseKey: "XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX"
});
</script>

Note: "sample-index" is the index defined in flexmonster-config.json for the sample-data/data.csv file.

Open the web page in the browser: the pivot table with the sample CSV data is shown.

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