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. 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
Table of contents

Integration with FusionCharts

This tutorial will help you integrate Flexmonster with the FusionCharts charting library.

Supported chart types

Flexmonster supports the following FusionCharts types:

If the chart type that you want to use is not on the list, it is possible to use prepareDataFunction to preprocess the data to fit your preferences.

Adding FusionCharts

  1. Add the following pivot table using data from a CSV file to your HTML page.
    <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: {
    				filename: "data.csv"
    			},
    			slice: {
    				rows: [
    					{ uniqueName: "Country" }
    				],
    				columns: [
    					{ uniqueName: "Business Type" },
    					{ uniqueName: "[Measures]" }
    				],
    				measures: [
    					{ uniqueName: "Price" }
    				]
    			}
    		},
    		licenseKey: "XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX"
    	});
    </script>
    
  2. Add FusionCharts.
    <script src="https://static.fusioncharts.com/code/latest/fusioncharts.js"></script>
    
  3. Add our connector for FusionCharts.
    <script src="flexmonster/lib/flexmonster.fusioncharts.js"></script>
    
  4. Add a container for the chart.
    <div id="fusionchartContainer"></div>
    
  5. Add a reportComplete event handler to know when the pivot table is ready to be a data provider.
    reportcomplete: function() {
    	pivot.off("reportcomplete");
    	createFusionChart();
    }
    
  6. Add a function to create the chart. This function uses a connector for FusionCharts from flexmonster.fusioncharts.js. The connector extends the Flexmonster API with the following call: fusioncharts.getData(options, callbackHandler, updateHandler).
    function createFusionChart() {
    	var chart = new FusionCharts({
    		"type": "doughnut2d",
    		"renderAt": "fusionchartContainer"
    	});
    
    	pivot.fusioncharts.getData({
        	type: chart.chartType()
    	}, function(data) {
    		chart.setJSONData(data);
    		chart.render();
    	}, function(data) {
    		chart.setJSONData(data);
    	});
    }
    

You will see a doughnut2d chart that displays the same data that is shown in the pivot pivot table instance and it will react to updates. Try it on JSFiddle.

Connector for FusionCharts

flexmonster.fusioncharts.js is a connector between our component and FusionCharts. The fusioncharts.getData() method requests data from the pivot table and preprocesses it to the appropriate format for the required type of chart.

fusioncharts.getData(options:Object, callbackHandler:Function, updateHandler:Function) has the following parameters:

  • options – Object. This object has the following properties:
    • type – String. The chart type to prepare data for. This property is required.
    • slice (optional) – Object. Defines the slice from which the data should be returned (for JSON, CSV, and OCSV data sources only). If not defined, the API call will return data currently displayed in the pivot table.
      function createFusionChart() {
        var chart = new FusionCharts({
          "type": "doughnut2d",
          "renderAt": "fusionchartContainer"
        });
      
      
        pivot.fusioncharts.getData({
          type: chart.chartType(),
          slice: {
            rows: [{uniqueName: "Country"}],
            columns: [{uniqueName: "[Measures]"}],
            measures: [{uniqueName: "Price"}, {uniqueName: "Discount"}]
          },
        }, function(data) {
          chart.setJSONData(data);
          chart.render();
        }, function(data) {
          chart.setJSONData(data);
        });
      }
      
      
    • prepareDataFunction (optional) – An external function. If the connector does not include the necessary type of chart or if you need to preprocess the data differently, use this function. prepareDataFunction takes two input parameters: rawData – the raw data (check out the structure of rawData in getData()); options – an object with options set in fusioncharts.getData(). Try it on JSFiddle.
  • callbackHandler – Function. Specifies what will happen once data is ready. Additional options can be specified and then data can be passed directly to the charting library. Takes two input parameters – data and rawData. data is ready to be used in the chart. rawData is passed just in case you need access to rawData.meta properties (check out the structure of rawData in getData()), for example to define number formatting.
  • updateHandler (optional) – Function. Takes two input parameters – data and rawData. Specifies what will happen once data in the pivot table is filtered/sorted/etc.

The connector has an API call for defining the number formatting for FusionCharts: fusioncharts.getNumberFormat(format:Object) – Object. Takes a pivot table format object and returns a format object for number formatting in FusionCharts. You may need this call when you are defining your own prepareDataFunction and want to use number formatting from the pivot table on the chart. The returned object has the following parameters:

  • decimalSeparator
  • decimals
  • forceDecimals
  • numberPrefix
  • thousandSeparator

They can be used as is in chart object for FusionCharts. Here is an example of using the fusioncharts.getNumberFormat call inside prepareDataFunction:

var format = 
    pivot.fusioncharts.getNumberFormat(data.meta.formats[0]);
for (var prop in format) {
    output.chart[prop] = format[prop];
}

If you need to define a number format for the second Y axis for FusionChart, you can just add a "s" prefix to each property of the returned format object when copying them to the chart object, as follows:

var format2 = 
    pivot.fusioncharts.getNumberFormat(data.meta.formats[1]);
for (var prop in format2) {
    output.chart["s"+prop] = format2[prop];
} 

Try it in JSFiddle.