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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. MongoDB
      1. Introduction to Flexmonster MongoDB Connector
      2. Getting started with the MongoDB Connector
      3. Embedding the MongoDB Connector into the server
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. Elasticsearch
      1. Connecting to Elasticsearch
      2. Configuring the mapping
    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. Implementing the custom data source API server
      5. Implementing filters
      6. Supporting more aggregation functions
      7. Returning data for the drill-through view
    9. 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. Referring the Data Server as a DLL
  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 AngularJS (v1.x)
    3. Integration with Angular
    4. Integration with React
    5. Integration with React Native
    6. Integration with Vue
    7. Integration with Python
      1. Integration with Django
      2. Integration with Jupyter Notebook
    8. Integration with R Shiny
    9. Integration with Webpack
    10. Integration with ASP.NET
    11. Integration with jQuery
    12. Integration with JSP
    13. Integration with TypeScript
    14. Integration with RequireJS
    15. 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 the Toolbar
    2. Customizing appearance
    3. Customizing the context menu
    4. 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
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Integration with Django

This tutorial will help you integrate Flexmonster with the Django framework.

Prerequisites

To run a simple application, you will need Python and Django. Get the latest Python and Django versions if they’re not already installed on your machine.

After that, choose one of the following options:

  1. Integrate Flexmonster into an existing/new application
  2. Run a simple Django and Flexmonster project from GitHub

Integrate Flexmonster into an existing/new application

To integrate Flexmonster into a Django app, follow these steps:

Step 1. If you don’t have a Django project, you can create it by running these commands in the console:

django-admin startproject pivot_django
cd pivot_django

Step 2. In the project, create a new app with the following command:

python manage.py startapp pivot_django_app

Step 3. Register the app in the project by adding the app config function’s name (can be found in pivot_django_app/apps.py) to the INSTALLED_APPS list in the pivot_django/settings.py file:

INSTALLED_APPS = [
'django.contrib.admin',
'django.contrib.auth',
'django.contrib.contenttypes',
'django.contrib.sessions',
'django.contrib.messages',
'django.contrib.staticfiles',
'pivot_django_app.apps.PivotDjangoAppConfig',
]

Step 4. Create a folder (e.g., templates folder) for HTML templates in the root folder where pivot_django and pivot_django_app are located. Next, create an HTML file (e.g. index.html) and add Flexmonster to it:

<h1>Flexmonster integration with Django</h1>
<div id="pivot-container"></div>
<script src="https://cdn.flexmonster.com/flexmonster.js"></script>
<script>
var pivot = new Flexmonster({
container: "#pivot-container",
componentFolder: "https://cdn.flexmonster.com/",
report: {
dataSource: {
type: "json",
filename: "https://cdn.flexmonster.com/data/data.json"
}
},
licenseKey: "XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX"
});
</script>

Note that licenseKey is your license or trial key, so replace XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX with an actual key. If you don’t have a license key, get a trial key here.

Step 5. Add the created HTML page to the app’s views. Navigate to pivot_django_app/views.py and insert the following there:

def index(request):
return render(request, 'index.html')

Step 6. Add the path('', views.index, name='index'), line to the urlpatterns list in pivot_django/urls.py:

from pivot_django_app import views
urlpatterns = [
path('admin/', admin.site.urls),
path('', views.index, name='index'),
]

Step 7. Add an os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'templates') line to the DIRS list in the TEMPLATES list in pivot_django/settings.py:

'DIRS': [os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'templates')],

Step 8. Run your application:

python manage.py runserver

To see the result, open http://localhost:8000/ in your browser.

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

Run a simple Django and Flexmonster sample from GitHub

Step 1. Download the .zip archive with the sample or clone it from GitHub with the following command:

git clone https://github.com/flexmonster/pivot-Django pivot-django
cd pivot-django

Step 2. Open templates/home.html file and add your license or trial key. If you don’t have a license key, get a trial key here.

<script>
let pivot = new Flexmonster({
       container: "#pivot-container",
       componentFolder: "https://cdn.flexmonster.com/",
       width: "100%",
       height: 430,
       toolbar: true,
       report: {
           ...
       },
       licenseKey: "XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX"
});
</script>

Step 3. Run your application:

python manage.py runserver

To see the result, open http://localhost:8000/ in your browser.

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

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