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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 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. Configuring a secure HTTPS connection
      6. Troubleshooting
    6. Elasticsearch
      1. Connecting to Elasticsearch
      2. Configuring the mapping
  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 the report for the component
    8. Get the 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 2.6 to 2.7
    4. Migration guide from 2.5 to 2.6
    5. Migration guide from 2.4 to 2.5
    6. Migration guide from 2.3 to 2.4
    7. Migration guide from 2.2 to 2.3
    8. Documentation for older versions
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Integration with Angular

This tutorial will help you integrate Flexmonster with the Angular framework. It is based on angular.io quickstart. Flexmonster is fully compatible with the latest Angular 8 as well as earlier 4+ versions.

Prerequisites

To run a simple application you will need Node.js and npm. Get it here if it’s not already installed on your machine.

Open a terminal/console window and verify that you are running at least node v4.x.x and npm 3.x.x by running node -v and npm -v.

Then install the Angular CLI globally by running:

npm install -g @angular/cli

After that, choose one of the following options:

  1. Integrate Flexmonster into an existing/new application
  2. Run a simple Angular 4+ and Flexmonster sample from GitHub

Integrate Flexmonster into an existing/new application

To integrate Flexmonster into an Angular 4+ app follow these steps:

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

ng new PROJECT-NAME 
cd PROJECT-NAME 

Step 2. Install Flexmonster Angular module by running the NPM command:

npm install ng-flexmonster

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

import { FlexmonsterPivotModule } from 'ng-flexmonster';

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

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

@import "flexmonster/flexmonster.min.css"

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

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

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

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

Step 7. Run your application from the console:

ng serve

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

If you want to integrate with charting libraries, we included all necessary type definitions for integration with Google Charts, FusionCharts, and Highcharts.

Run a simple Angular 4+ and Flexmonster sample from GitHub

Download the .zip archive with the sample or clone it from GitHub with the following command:

git clone https://github.com/flexmonster/pivot-angular my-proj
cd my-proj

Install the npm packages described in package.json:

npm install

Open app.component.html and add your license or trial key to the fm-pivot directive. If you don’t have a license key, get a trial key here.

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

Run your application:

ng serve

The ng serve command compiles the application and runs it. To see the result open http://localhost:4200/ in your browser.

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

The fm-pivot directive and its attributes

The fm-pivot directive embeds the component into the HTML page. The name of each attribute of the fm-pivot directive is surrounded by square brackets. The value of each attribute can be of any type, including an Angular variable available in the current scope, but it must be surrounded by double quotes. Note that string values must be surrounded by single quotes within the 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 are specified:

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

In the above example notice the following line:

(reportcomplete)="onReportComplete($event)"

In Angular, events are specified in round brackets instead of square brackets. This line means that onReportComplete handles the reportcomplete event. Any other event handling can be specified the same way. Here is the full list of Flexmonster events.

Project structure

  • Let’s take a closer look at the folder structure of the application: the app/ folder contains application files:
    • app.module.ts – here we import FlexmonsterPivotModule in order to use it in the Angular app.
    • app.component.html – in this file we embed our pivot table. A special directive <fm-pivot> is used to integrate the pivot table with Angular 4+.
    • app.component.ts – we recommend to use the Flexmonster API in this file. As an example, you can check how we are handling the onReportComplete event and using the setReport() API call in app.component.ts on GitHub.
  • index.html – the entering point for the Angular project.

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