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
Table of contents

Migrating from WebDataRocks to Flexmonster

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

Let’s break the process of 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

You have three equivalent ways of replacing WebDataRocks dependencies with Flexmonster:

  1. Install Flexmonster via npm with a single command:
    npm i flexmonster
  2. Download a package directly into your project.
  3. Add a script from CDN:
    <script src="https://cdn.flexmonster.com/flexmonster.js"></script>

Creating a pivot instance

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

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

Pay attention to the differences between the init API calls of Flexmonster and WebDataRocks.

Flexmonster has an additional licenseKey parameter. licenseKey holds your license or trial key. Therefore, you should replace "XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX" with the actual value of the key. If you don’t have a license key, get a trial key here (sent over e-mail).

There is one more new parameter in the init API call – componentFolder. Read more about its 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 the measures should be placed in square brackets: 

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

Data sources

Flexmonster offers a much wider choice of data sources to which you can connect. On top of CSV and JSON, you can analyze the data from relational or NoSQL databases, Elasticsearch, SSAS, and Mondrian. To learn how to connect to these sources refer to the following guides:

Migrating from WebDataRocks in Angular

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

  1. Run the following command in the console to add Flexmonster package and Flexmonster Angular module:
    npm i ng-flexmonster --save
  2. 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"]
    
  3. Replace WebDataRocksPivot module with FlexmonsterPivotModule in app.module.ts. app.module.ts can be found inside a PROJECT-NAME/src/app folder. It should look as follows:
    import { FlexmonsterPivotModule } from 'ng-flexmonster';
    
    @NgModule({
        ...
        imports: [FlexmonsterPivotModule],
        ...
    })
    
  4. Find a 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 [licenseKey]="'XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX'"
    [report]="'https://cdn.flexmonster.com/reports/report.json'">
    </fm-pivot>
    Flexmonster has an additional licenseKey parameter which contains your license or trial key. Therefore, you should replace "XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX" with the actual value of the key. If you don’t have a license key, get a trial key here (sent over e-mail).
  5. Build and run your application from the console:
    ng serve
    The default port on which the application starts listening is 4200. Open http://localhost:4200/ in your browser to check the results.

Read more about integrating Flexmonster Pivot with Angular in the Integration with Angular guide.