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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. Available tutorials
    2. Save and restore the report
    3. Share the report
    4. 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

Integration with Angular

This tutorial will help you integrate Flexmonster with Angular.

Flexmonster is fully compatible with the latest Angular 13 as well as the earlier 4+ versions.

Prerequisites


This guide contains the following sections:

  1. Run a simple Angular 5+ and Flexmonster sample from GitHub
  2. Integrate Flexmonster into an Angular 5+ application
  3. See examples of Flexmonster usage in Angular
  4. Integrate Flexmonser into an Angular 4 application
  5. Learn more about the fm-pivot directive and its attributes

Run a simple Angular 5+ and Flexmonster sample from GitHub

Create a sample project with the following CLI command:

flexmonster create angular -r

The flexmonster create angular command does the following:

  • Downloads the .zip archive with the sample Angular project from GitHub.
  • Automatically unpacks the files in the current folder — as a result, the flexmonster-angular-project/ folder will appear in your working directory.

The -r option, which is short for --run, completes the following tasks:

  • Installs all the npm dependencies described in package.json.
  • Compiles the application and runs it in the browser.

The application can be shut down manually with Ctrl + C.

Integrate Flexmonster into an Angular 5+ application

To integrate Flexmonster into an Angular 5+ app, follow the steps below:

Step 1. If you don’t have an Angular app, you can create one by running the following commands in the console:

ng new PROJECT-NAME 
cd PROJECT-NAME 

Step 2. Install the Flexmonster Angular module by running the following CLI command from the folder containing package.json:

flexmonster add ng-flexmonster

The add command installs the ng-flexmonster package to the node_modules/ folder and adds it as an npm dependency to package.json.

Step 3. Import FlexmonsterPivotModule into src/app/app.module.ts:

import { FlexmonsterPivotModule } from 'ng-flexmonster';

@NgModule({
  ...
  imports: [FlexmonsterPivotModule],
  ...
})

Step 4. Import the CSS styles (e.g., in styles.css):

@import "flexmonster/flexmonster.min.css"

Step 5. Import the flexmonster and ng-flexmonster TypeScript modules (e.g., in app.component.ts):

import * as Flexmonster from 'flexmonster';
import { FlexmonsterPivot } from 'ng-flexmonster';

Step 6. Insert the fm-pivot directive where you need the pivot table (e.g., in app.component.html):

<fm-pivot
[report]="'https://cdn.flexmonster.com/reports/report.json'">
</fm-pivot>

This step mentions only some of the fm-pivot attributes. These attributes are equivalent to Flexmonster’s initialization parameters. See the full list of available parameters.

Step 7. Run your application from the console:

ng serve

To see the result, open http://localhost:4200/ in your browser.

Examples of Flexmonster usage in Angular

Our sample Angular project contains the following usage examples:

  • Creating the pivot table
  • Handling events
  • Using API calls
  • Updating data
  • Customizing the Toolbar
  • Customizing the grid
  • Integrating with Highcharts
  • Integrating with amCharts

Learn more about each of these examples in our guide: Flexmonster usage in Angular.

Integrate Flexmonser into an Angular 4 application

To integrate Flexmonster into an Angular 4 project, we recommend using the FlexmonsterPivot module from GitHub. This module is also available on npm, but due to restrictions on metadata files, it can only be used with Angular 5+ versions.

Follow the steps below:

Step 1. If needed, uninstall the ng-flexmonster npm module:

npm uninstall ng-flexmonster

Step 2. Download the FlexmonsterPivot source code from GitHub and move it to the src/app/ folder.

Step 3. Install the flexmonster npm module:

npm install flexmonster 

Step 4. In the app.component.ts file, import FlexmonsterPivot:

import { FlexmonsterPivot } from './flexmonster.component'; 

Step 5. In the app.module.ts file, declare the FlexmonsterPivot module:

import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';

import { FlexmonsterPivot } from './flexmonster.component';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

@NgModule({
declarations: [
AppComponent, FlexmonsterPivot
],
imports: [
BrowserModule
],
providers: [],
bootstrap: [AppComponent]
}
export class AppModule { }

Step 6. Import Flexmonster styles in the src/styles.css file: 

@import "../node_modules/flexmonster/flexmonster.min.css"; 

After completing these steps, you can use Flexmonster in your Angular 4 application.

The fm-pivot directive and its attributes

The fm-pivot directive embeds the component into the HTML page. Each attribute name of the fm-pivot directive must be surrounded by square brackets. Each attribute value can have any type, including an Angular variable available in the current scope, but it must be surrounded by double quotes.

String values must be surrounded by single quotes within double quotes, e.g., [report]="'https://cdn.flexmonster.com/reports/report.json'".

All attributes are equivalent to those which are passed to the new Flexmonster() API call. Check out the full list of available attributes.

Here is an example demonstrating how different attributes can be specified:

<h1>Angular 4+/Flexmonster</h1>
<fm-pivot [componentFolder]="'https://cdn.flexmonster.com/'"
[toolbar]="true"
[width]="'100%'"
[height]="500"
[report]="'https://cdn.flexmonster.com/reports/report.json'"
(reportcomplete)="onReportComplete()">
Flexmonster will appear here
</fm-pivot>

In the above example, notice the following line:

(reportcomplete)="onReportComplete()" 

In Angular, events are specified in round brackets instead of square brackets. The above example shows how the onReportComplete function handles the reportcomplete event. Any other event handling can be specified in the same way. Here is the full list of Flexmonster events.

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