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  1. API reference
  2. Welcome
    1. Introduction
    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 the component
    1. Available tutorials
    2. Getting started with the report
    3. Configure the data source
      1. Data source
      2. Mapping
    4. Define which data to show
      1. Slice
      2. Custom sorting
      3. Calculated values
    5. Manage Flexmonster’s functionality
      1. Options
      2. Configuring global options
    6. Format fields
      1. Number formatting
      2. Date and time formatting
      3. Conditional formatting
  7. Saving component configs
    1. Get the report from the component
    2. Set the report for the component
    3. Share the report
    4. Export and print
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Flexmonster CLI Reference
    1. Overview
    2. Troubleshooting the CLI
    3. flexmonster create
    4. flexmonster add
    5. flexmonster update
    6. flexmonster version
    7. flexmonster help
  13. Documentation for older versions
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Migration guide from 2.5 to 2.6

From Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts 2.5 to 2.6

Our priority is to develop cool new features and to provide easy migration between versions of Flexmonster. To update to version 2.6 just follow our guide on updating to the latest version. In most cases, all existing code is fully compatible with the new version.

The full list of new features is available in our release notes for version 2.6. There you will also find links to our tutorials explaining how to use the new features.

XML deprecation

The majority of our customers have already switched to using a JSON format for the reports, so the XML format is being deprecated from version 2.6. Old XML reports can be converted to JSON via an online XML to JSON converter or an npm package converter.

Changes in the ReportObject and API calls

Among other improvements, we have added the ability to select a measure multiple times allowing you to apply different aggregations on the same measure. For example, a revenue measure can be selected 2 times for a pivot table showing the aggregated values revenue (sum) and revenue (average). Check out the JSFiddle demo.

In version 2.5 and earlier, the measure’s unique name was used to apply sorting, filtering on values, and table sizes. In version 2.6, since one measure can be selected multiple times, it may be necessary to provide not only the unique name of the measure but also its aggregation type to identify the measure. Thus, measure (String) is replaced with measure (Object). measure has the following properties:

  • uniqueName – String. The measure’s unique name.
  • aggregation (optional) – String. The measure’s aggregation type.

The aggregation parameter is optional, it only needs to be specified when the report contains a measure with multiple aggregations.


setTopX API call usage in version 2.5:

flexmonster.setTopX("Category", 2, "Price");

setTopX API call usage in version 2.6:

flexmonster.setTopX("Category", 2, {"uniqueName": "Price"});

"Price" is replaced with {"uniqueName": "Price"}.

All changes are backward compatible, so code from version 2.5 will still remain functional. Moreover, if a report composed in version 2.5 is loaded into version 2.6 and then saved, the changes to the ReportObject will be applied automatically. However, if your own code composes/parses reports or uses API calls from the list below, it is recommended to update the code manually by replacing measure (String) with measure (Object). Below is a list of places where this update is necessary.

To update in the ReportObject:

  • report.slice.sorting.row.measure
  • report.slice.sorting.column.measure
  • report.slice.rows[n].filter.measure
  • report.slice.columns[n].filter.measure
  • report.slice.expands.rows[n].measure
  • report.slice.expands.columns[n].measure
  • report.slice.drills.rows[n].measure
  • report.slice.drills.columns[n].measure
  • report.options.chart.activeMeasure
  • report.tableSizes.rows[n].measure
  • report.tableSizes.columns[n].measure

Check out the updated structure of the ReportObject.

To update in API calls usage:

Updating from previous versions

When migrating from previous major versions, follow these tutorials: