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 the Accelerator
      3. Configuring Mondrian roles
      4. Configuring username/password protection
      5. Сonfiguring a secure HTTPS connection
      6. Troubleshooting
  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

Installing the Accelerator as a Windows Service

Overview

It is possible to install Flexmonster Accelerator as a Windows service instead of using the console application. The main benefits of running the Accelerator as a Windows service are:

  • it runs in the background and out of sight
  • it starts automatically on Windows startup
  • it’s harder for a user to inadvertently quit the application

Requirements

  • Flexmonster Pivot version 2.2 or higher
  • Microsoft Analysis Services installed and configured
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or higher

Step 1: Configure Flexmonster Accelerator on the server

Start the installation using the server/installer/Flexmonster Accelerator.msi setup file and follow the wizard. After a successful installation you can run Flexmonster Accelerator Manager:fm-accelerator-manager

The flexmonster.config file contains the following parameters:

  • CONNECTION_STRING – (required) the connection string for Microsoft Analysis Services. Example: Data Source=localhost;.
  • PORT – (optional) the port number for the proxy service endpoint. Default value: 50005.
  • CACHE_MEMORY_LIMIT – (optional) the maximum memory size available for caching (in MB). Default value: 0 (unlimited).
  • CACHE_ENABLED – (optional) indicates whether caching is enabled. Default value: true. Available since version 2.211.
  • GZIP – (optional) indicates whether server response compression is enabled. Default value: true. Available since version 2.409.
  • HTTPS – (optional) indicates whether the HTTPS connection is enabled. Default value: false.

You can check whether the Accelerator is up and running by navigating to its URL in the browser (by default: http://localhost:50005).

After the configuration you can close Flexmonster Accelerator Manager – the service will continue working in the background.

Step 2: Open a port for the Accelerator in the firewall

If you plan to allow connections to the Accelerator from outside the server, open the appropriate port in the firewall. The default port number is 50005, but it can be changed using the PORT parameter in the flexmonster.config file.

Step 3: Configure the component

Now it’s time to configure the client – Flexmonster Pivot Table and Charts. Let’s create a minimal configuration using the JavaScript API (replace proxyUrl, catalog and cube parameters with your specific values):

var pivot = new Flexmonster({
	container: "pivotContainer",
	toolbar: true, 
	report: {
		dataSource: {
			dataSourceType: "microsoft analysis services",

			/* URL to Flexmonster Accelerator */
			proxyUrl: "http://localhost:50005",

			/* Catalog name */
			catalog: "Adventure Works DW Standard Edition",

			/* Cube name */
			cube: "Adventure Works",

			// Flag to use the Accelerator instead of XMLA protocol
			binary: true
		}
	},
	licenseKey: "XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX"
});