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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. Connecting to JSON using Flexmonster Data Server
      3. Data types in JSON
    2. CSV
      1. Connecting to CSV
      2. Connecting to CSV using Flexmonster Data Server
      3. Data types in CSV
    3. 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
      6. Connecting to other databases
    4. MongoDB
      1. Introduction to Flexmonster MongoDB Connector
      2. Getting started with the MongoDB Connector
      3. Embedding the MongoDB Connector into the server
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. Elasticsearch
      1. Connecting to Elasticsearch
      2. Configuring the mapping
    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. Implementing the custom data source API server
      5. Implementing filters
      6. Supporting more aggregation functions
      7. Returning data for the drill-through view
    9. Flexmonster Data Server
      1. Getting started with Flexmonster Data Server
      2. Installation guide
      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. Referring the Data Server as a DLL
        3. Implementing the API controller
        4. DLL configurations reference
  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
  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 React Native
    6. Integration with Vue
    7. Integration with Python
      1. Integration with Django
      2. Integration with Jupyter Notebook
    8. Integration with R Shiny
    9. Integration with Webpack
    10. Integration with ASP.NET
    11. Integration with jQuery
    12. Integration with JSP
    13. Integration with TypeScript
    14. Integration with Ionic
    15. Integration with RequireJS
    16. Integration with PhoneGap
  7. Charts
    1. Flexmonster Pivot Charts
    2. Integration with Highcharts
    3. Integration with Google Charts
    4. Integration with FusionCharts
    5. Integration with any charting library
  8. Customizing
    1. Customizing the Toolbar
    2. Customizing appearance
    3. Customizing the context menu
    4. Customizing the grid
    5. 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
    9. 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 the previous versions

New features

New data source: custom data source

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

Field List in the drill-through view for Elasticsearch

There is a new feature for the Elasticsearch data source in version 2.8. In the drill-through view, it is now possible to select fields for displaying the needed 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

The purpose of this connector is to make a connection to MongoDB much easier. Use it instead of the Data Compressor for Node.js. Please 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 the required integration in the following articles:

New aggregation: percentage of Parent Row/Column Total

In version 2.8, the new aggregation was added: 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 supported formats

The following updates were made concerning supported formats:

  • OCSV-1 format is no longer supported in version 2.8.
  • When connecting to the 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, 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 the previous versions

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