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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 AngularJS (v1.x)
      4. Integration with TypeScript
      5. Integration with R Shiny
      6. Integration with jQuery
      7. Integration with Ionic
      8. Integration with Electron.js
      9. Integration with Webpack
      10. 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. Configurations reference
      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. 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
    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. 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
  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. Date and time formatting
    11. Configuring global options
    12. Export and print
    13. Calculated values
    14. 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. Updating to the latest version
    1. Updating to the latest version
    2. Release notes
    3. Migration guide from 2.7 to 2.8
    4. Migration guide from 2.6 to 2.7
    5. Migration guide from 2.5 to 2.6
    6. Migration guide from 2.4 to 2.5
    7. Migration guide from 2.3 to 2.4
    8. Migration guide from 2.2 to 2.3
  10. Flexmonster CLI Reference
    1. Overview
    2. Troubleshooting the CLI
    3. flexmonster create
    4. flexmonster add
    5. flexmonster update
    6. flexmonster version
    7. flexmonster help
  11. Documentation for older versions
Table of contents

Migration guide from 2.7 to 2.8

From Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts 2.7 to 2.8

Follow this tutorial for a comfortable and quick migration to the new major version. Find more details below:

  1. New features
  2. Updates
  3. Updating from previous versions

New features

New data source: custom data source

The custom data source API enables fetching already aggregated data from any server to Flexmonster Pivot. Develop a powerful back end with your logic, process the data right on the server, and show the result with Flexmonster’s custom data source API. Learn more here.

Field List in the drill-through view for Elasticsearch

In the drill-through view for the Elasticsearch data source, it is now possible to select fields to display the chosen details about the value. To open the Field List, click on the arrow in the upper right corner of the table in the drill-through view.

New database connector: MongoDB

This connector greatly simplifies connecting to MongoDB. Use it instead of the Data Compressor for Node.js. Refer to our documentation to learn more about connecting to MongoDB.

New integrations: Vue.js, React Native, R, Python

Flexmonster is now available for Vue.js and React Native frameworks, R-powered applications with Shiny, and Python-based applications including Jupyter Notebook. Find more details about these integrations in the following articles:

New aggregation: percentage of Parent Row/Column Total

In version 2.8, a new aggregation was added that shows a percentage of parent row/column total aggregation is now available in the aggregation list.

New events

Two new events were added:

  • drillthroughopen – String. Triggered when the drill-through view is opened. Learn more here.
  • drillthroughclose – String. Triggered when the drill-through view is closed. Learn more here.


Updates in element IDs

In version 2.8.16, a number of element IDs were changed to class names. It was done to ensure that there are no duplicate IDs on the page.

If you have custom CSS, update your CSS selectors according to the list below (e.g., change the #fm-add-btn selector to .fm-add-btn).

Here is a full list of IDs changed to class names:

  • #fm-add-btn
  • #fm-add-group-view
  • #fm-aggr-display
  • #fm-aggregations-view
  • #fm-alert-view
  • #fm-and-label
  • #fm-branding-bar
  • #fm-btn-add-measure
  • #fm-btn-add-measure-2
  • #fm-btn-close-fields
  • #fm-btn-collapse-expand-all
  • #fm-btn-connect
  • #fm-btn-open-fields
  • #fm-build-version
  • #fm-calc-display
  • #fm-calculated-view
  • #fm-cancel-btn
  • #fm-chart
  • #fm-chart-legend
  • #fm-charts-filters-btn
  • #fm-charts-filters-container
  • #fm-charts-view
  • #fm-cols-filter
  • #fm-cols-resize
  • #fm-cols-sheet
  • #fm-conditions
  • #fm-conditions-dropdown
  • #fm-data-sheet
  • #fm-datepicker-1
  • #fm-datepicker-2
  • #fm-dates-filter-view
  • #fm-details-label
  • #fm-drag-handle"
  • #fm-drillthrough-view
  • #fm-fields-view
  • #fm-filter-label
  • #fm-filter-sort-row
  • #fm-filter-view
  • #fm-filters-col
  • #fm-font-family
  • #fm-font-size
  • #fm-formula-input
  • #fm-func-btn-group
  • #fm-grid-view
  • #fm-header-toolbar
  • #fm-icon-display
  • #fm-info-icon
  • #fm-inp-proxy-url
  • #fm-interval-dropdown
  • #fm-labels-filter-btn
  • #fm-labels-filter-view
  • #fm-landscape-radio
  • #fm-left-scroll-button
  • #fm-link
  • #fm-list-wrapper
  • #fm-lst-columns
  • #fm-lst-hierarchies
  • #fm-lst-measures
  • #fm-lst-pages
  • #fm-lst-rows
  • #fm-measures-dropdown
  • #fm-members-filter-list
  • #fm-message-label
  • #fm-moreicon-display
  • #fm-name-input
  • #fm-next-btn
  • #fm-num-input-1
  • #fm-num-input-2
  • #fm-numbers-filter-view
  • #fm-page-filter
  • #fm-periods-dropdown
  • #fm-popUp-modal-overlay
  • #fm-popup-conditional
  • #fm-popup-format-cells
  • #fm-popup-olap
  • #fm-popup-options
  • #fm-portrait-radio
  • #fm-preloader-view
  • #fm-prev-btn
  • #fm-prompt-view
  • #fm-remove-btn
  • #fm-right-scroll-button
  • #fm-rows-filter
  • #fm-rows-resize
  • #fm-rows-sheet
  • #fm-sample
  • #fm-select-counter
  • #fm-sheet-headers
  • #fm-sort-col
  • #fm-sort-label
  • #fm-spinner
  • #fm-text-display
  • #fm-time-filter-view
  • #fm-txt-input-1
  • #fm-txt-input-2
  • #fm-ui-dp-month
  • #fm-ui-dp-year
  • #fm-values
  • #fm-values-filter-view
  • #fm-version-label
  • #fm-wrap-columns
  • #fm-wrap-measures
  • #fm-wrap-pages
  • #fm-wrap-rows

For instance, the #fm-grid-view selector in the following CSS code:

#fm-pivot-view #fm-grid-view div.alter1 {
background-color: #f7f7f7;

should be changed to .fm-grid-view:

#fm-pivot-view .fm-grid-view div.alter1 {
background-color: #f7f7f7;

Updates in supported formats

The following updates were made concerning the supported formats:

  • The OCSV-1 format is no longer supported in version 2.8.
  • When connecting to a local CSV file, the CSV data is now saved to the report in JSON format, so it is possible to open the report on another host.

Updates in the Flexmonster module

In version 2.8, the following dependencies were removed from the flexmonster/lib/ folder:

  • file.min.js
  • jszip.min.js
  • zlib.min.js
  • elasticsearch.min.js

Also, the type definition file d.ts is now a part of the Flexmonster module.

Updates in API calls

  • getCell().measure.availableAggregations now contains the array of all available aggregations instead of being empty when all the default aggregations are supported.
  • report.slice.measures[n].availableAggregations are now saved only if they were defined in a report.
  • The aggregations property was added to the Mapping object to define available aggregations. Starting from version 2.8, the Slice object’s availableAggregations property, which has the same purpose, is considered deprecated. Use the Mapping object with the aggregations property instead.

Updating from previous versions

If migrating from a previous major version, follow these tutorials: