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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 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. Capture the report
      1. Get the report from the component
      2. Set the report for the component
      3. Share the report
      4. Export and print
  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. 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
  10. 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
  11. Flexmonster CLI Reference
    1. Overview
    2. Troubleshooting the CLI
    3. flexmonster create
    4. flexmonster add
    5. flexmonster update
    6. flexmonster version
    7. flexmonster help
  12. Documentation for older versions
Table of contents

Referencing the Accelerator as a DLL

Overview

Flexmonster Accelerator can be integrated into your website back end as a separate ASP.NET controller. The main benefits of referencing the Accelerator as a DLL directly from the ASP.NET project are:

  • No running of Accelerator installers.
  • Easy updates to the newest version.
  • No firewall settings.
  • No service dependencies.

Prerequisites

  • Flexmonster Pivot version 2.4 or higher
  • Microsoft Analysis Services installed and configured
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or higher
  • Visual Studio IDE

Step 1. Embed the component into your web page

If Flexmonster is not yet embedded, set up an empty component in your web page:

In pure JavaScript

Complete the Quick start guide. Your code should look similar to the following example:

let pivot = new Flexmonster({
    container: "pivotContainer",
    toolbar: true
});

In Angular

Complete the Integration with Angular guide. Your code should look similar to the following example:

<fm-pivot 
[toolbar]="true">
</fm-pivot>

In React

Complete the Integration with React guide. Your code should look similar to the following example:

<FlexmonsterReact.Pivot
toolbar={true}
/>

In Vue

Complete the Integration with Vue guide. Your code should look similar to the following example:

<Pivot
ref="pivot"
toolbar>
</Pivot>

Step 2. Configure Flexmonster Accelerator on the server

Choose one of the following options:

Integrate Flexmonster Accelerator into an existing project

To integrate Flexmonster Accelerator into an existing project, follow these steps:

Step 1. Install the Accelerator with NuGet – the Visual Studio’s package manager:

  • Right-click on the project and select the Manage NuGet Packages item:
  • In the Browse tab, search for the Flexmonster.Accelerator package and install it:

Step 2. Create a FlexmonsterConfig class with information about the connection:

  • ConnectionString – a connection string for Microsoft Analysis Services. Example: Data Source=localhost;.
  • CacheManager.MemoryLimit – the maximum memory size available for caching (in bytes).
  • CacheManager.Enabled – indicates whether the cache is enabled.

Note: to connect to Azure Analysis Services, specify AuthHelper in FlexmonsterConfig. This property is an instance of the AzureAuthHelper class that has the following parameters:

  • ResourceURL – the URL of your Azure Analysis Services instance.
  • AzureAuthority – the Azure authority URL (e.g., https://login.microsoftonline.com/<your_domain>). Learn more in the Microsoft guide.
  • AzureClientId – the client ID of the service principal registered in Azure Active Directory.
  • AzureClientSecret – the client secret of the service principal registered in Azure Active Directory.

Your code should look similar to the following:

public class FlexmonsterConfig {
public static void Register() {
// Replace with actual data source
// Example: Data Source=localhost
Flexmonster.Accelerator.Controllers.FlexmonsterProxyController
.ConnectionString = "Data Source=localhost";

Flexmonster.Accelerator.Utils.CacheManager
.MemoryLimit = 10 * 1024 * 1024; // MB to bytes

Flexmonster.Accelerator.Utils.CacheManager.Enabled = true;


/* Specify the AuthHelper property if connecting
  to Azure Analysis Services */
Flexmonster.Accelerator.Controllers.FlexmonsterProxyController
.AuthHelper = new AzureAuthHelper(
// ResourceURL
"https://westeurope.asazure.windows.net",
// AzureAuthority
"https://login.microsoftonline.com/<your_azure_domain>",
// AzureClientId
"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000",
// AzureClientSecret
"XXXXXXXXXXXXX"
);
}
}

In our project, this file is located in the Flexmonster Accelerator MVC/App_Start/ folder.

Step 3. Register FlexmonsterConfig inside the Application_Start method of the Global.asax.cs file:

FlexmonsterConfig.Register();

Step 4. Create an AcceleratorController class that extends FlexmonsterProxyController. This class will handle the requests to the Accelerator:

public class AcceleratorController : 
Flexmonster.Accelerator.Controllers.FlexmonsterProxyController {
public override void OnRequest(BaseArgs args) {
base.OnRequest(args);
}
}

In our project, this file is located in the Flexmonster Accelerator MVC/Controllers/ folder.

Step 3. Configure the component

Now it’s time to configure the client – Flexmonster Pivot Table and Charts. Let’s create a minimal configuration using the JavaScript API (replace proxyUrl, catalog and cube parameters with your specific values):

Connect to a multidimensional model

var pivot = new Flexmonster({
container: "pivotContainer",
toolbar: true,
report: {
dataSource: {
type: "microsoft analysis services",

/* URL to Flexmonster Accelerator */
proxyUrl: "http://localhost:50005",

/* Catalog name */
catalog: "Adventure Works DW Standard Edition",

/* Cube name */
cube: "Adventure Works",

// Flag to use the Accelerator instead of XMLA protocol binary
binary: true
}
}
});

Connect to a tabular model

var pivot = new Flexmonster({
container: "pivotContainer",
toolbar: true,
report: {
dataSource: {
type: "microsoft analysis services",

/* URL to Flexmonster Accelerator */
proxyUrl: "http://localhost:50005",

/* Database name */
catalog: "Adventure Works DW Standard Edition",

/* Model name */
cube: "Adventure Works",

// Flag to use the Accelerator instead of XMLA protocol binary
binary: true
}
}
});

Launch the web page from a browser — there you go! A pivot table is embedded into your project.

What’s next?

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