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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. Data types in JSON
    2. CSV
      1. Connecting to CSV
      2. 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 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
    3. Security aspects when connecting to a database
      1. Ways of connecting to a database
      2. The data transfer process
      3. 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 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 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 2.6 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 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

There are three ways of replacing WebDataRocks’ dependencies with Flexmonster’s:

  1. Install Flexmonster using npm with a single command:
    npm i flexmonster
  2. Download the 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 the WebDataRocks initialization API call with Flexmonster’s:

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

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

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

The other new parameter in the init API call is the componentFolder. Read more about the init API’s 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, 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 on an Angular project, follow these steps:

  1. Run the following command in the console to add the Flexmonster package and the 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 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],
    ... })
  4. 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 [licenseKey]="'XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX'"
    [report]="'https://cdn.flexmonster.com/reports/report.json'">
    </fm-pivot>
    Flexmonster has an additional licenseKey parameter that contains your license or trial key. So, replace"XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX" with the actual value of your 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 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.