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  1. API reference
  2. Welcome
    1. Getting started
    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. Integration with Angular
    3. Integration with React
    4. Integration with Vue
    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. Data types in JSON
    3. CSV
      1. Connecting to CSV
      2. Connecting to CSV using Flexmonster Data Server
      3. Data types 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. 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
    11. Connecting to other data sources
  5. Accessibility
    1. Accessibility overview
    2. Keyboard navigation
  6. 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. Share the report
    11. Date and time formatting
    12. Configuring global options
    13. Export and print
    14. Calculated values
    15. Custom sorting
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Flexmonster CLI Reference
    1. Overview
    2. Troubleshooting the CLI
    3. flexmonster create
    4. flexmonster add
    5. flexmonster update
    6. flexmonster version
    7. flexmonster help
  12. Documentation for older versions
Table of contents

Migrating from WebDataRocks to Flexmonster

This guide will walk you through the process of transitioning from WebDataRocks to Flexmonster.

Let’s break the migration into small steps.

  1. Installation
  2. Creating a pivot instance
  3. Setting a slice
  4. Data sources
  5. Migrating from WebDataRocks in Angular

Installation

All the possible ways of getting Flexmonster are described in the Get Flexmonster guide.

Creating a pivot instance

Next, replace the WebDataRocks initialization API call with Flexmonster’s:

var pivot = new Flexmonster({ 
container: "pivotContainer",
report: {
dataSource: {
filename: "data.csv"
}
}
});

Notice the differences between the init API calls of Flexmonster and WebDataRocks.

Flexmonster has an additional componentFolder parameter, which should point to the flexmonster/ folder. Read more about Flexmonster initialization parameters.

Setting a slice

In WebDataRocks, we specified which hierarchies to put into the rows, columns, and measures by defining a Slice Object. The structure of the slice in Flexmonster is no different, except that measures should be placed in square brackets:

"slice": {
"rows": [
{ "uniqueName": "Customer" }
],
"columns": [
{ "uniqueName": "Month" },
{ "uniqueName": "[Measures]" }
],
"measures": [
{
"uniqueName": "Revenue",
"aggregation": "sum"
}
]
}

Data sources

Flexmonster allows you to connect to many more types of data sources. On top of CSV and JSON, you can analyze data from relational or NoSQL databases, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, SSAS, Mondrian, and custom data source API. To learn how to connect to these sources, refer to the following guides:

Migrating from WebDataRocks in Angular

If you are working on an Angular project, follow these steps:

Step 1. Install Flexmonster CLI —  the most convenient way to work with Flexmonster Pivot:

npm install -g flexmonster-cli

Now a new flexmonster command is available in the console.

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

flexmonster add ng-flexmonster

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

Step 3. Add CSS and JS references to the angular.json file:

"styles": [    
"styles.css",
"/node_modules/flexmonster/flexmonster.min.css"
],
"scripts": ["/node_modules/flexmonster/flexmonster.full.js"]

Step 4. Replace the WebDataRocksPivot module with FlexmonsterPivotModule in app.module.ts. app.module.ts can be found inside the PROJECT-NAME/src/app folder. It should look as follows:

import { FlexmonsterPivotModule } from 'ng-flexmonster';
@NgModule({
...
imports: [FlexmonsterPivotModule],
... })

Step 3. Find the wbr-pivot directive that includes the pivot table and replace it with an fm-pivot directive. Here is an example:

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

should be changed to:

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

Step 3. Build and run your application from the console:

ng serve

The default port that the application listens to is 4200. Open http://localhost:4200/ in your browser to see the results.

To find out more about integrating Flexmonster Pivot with Angular, check out the Integration with Angular guide.