1. API reference
  2. Welcome
    1. Component overview
    2. Quick start
    3. System requirements
    4. Troubleshooting
    5. Managing license keys
  3. Connecting to Data Source
    1. JSON
      1. Connecting to JSON
      2. Connecting to JSON using the Data Compressor
      3. Data types in JSON
    2. CSV
      1. Connecting to CSV
      2. Connecting to CSV using the Data Compressor
      3. 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 Accelerator
      3. Configuring Mondrian roles
      4. Сonfiguring username/password protection
      5. Сonfiguring secure HTTPS connection
      6. Troubleshooting
    6. icCube
  4. Security
    1. Security in Flexmonster
    2. Security aspects when connecting to an OLAP cube
      1. The data transfer process
      2. Data security
      3. Data access management
    3. Security aspects when connecting to a database
      1. The data transfer process
      2. Data access management
  5. Configuring report
    1. What is a report
    2. Data source
    3. Slice
    4. Options
    5. Number formatting
    6. Conditional formatting
    7. Set report to the component
    8. Get report from the component
    9. Date and time formatting
    10. Configuring global options
    11. Export and print
    12. Calculated values
    13. 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 toolbar
    2. Customizing appearance
    3. Customizing context menu
    4. Localizing component
  9. Updating to the latest version
    1. Updating to the latest version
    2. Release notes
    3. Migration guide from 2.5 to 2.6
    4. Migration guide from 2.4 to 2.5
    5. Migration guide from 2.3 to 2.4
    6. Migration guide from 2.2 to 2.3
    7. Documentation for older versions
Table of contents

Referring the Accelerator as a DLL


Flexmonster Accelerator can be integrated into your website backend 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


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

Step 1: Embed the component into your web page

Set up an empty component in your HTML page. If Flexmonster is not yet embedded – return to Quick start. Your code should look similar to the following example:

<div id="pivotContainer">The component will appear here</div>
<script src="flexmonster/flexmonster.js"></script>
	var pivot = new Flexmonster({
		container: "pivotContainer",
		toolbar: true,

Step 2: Configure Flexmonster Accelerator on the server

Here is an example GitHub project where Flexmonster Accelerator is referred as a DLL. The next steps explain how to use this project:

  1. Include the Flexmonster.Accelerator.Core.dll file in your project. It is located in the Pivot Table for Analysis Services/server/ folder of the download package.
  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.
    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;
    In our project this file is located in the Flexmonster Accelerator MVC/App_Start/ folder.
  3. Register FlexmonsterConfig inside the Application_Start method of the Global.asax.cs file:
  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) {
    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):

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

			/* URL to Flexmonster Accelerator */
			proxyUrl: "/api/accelerator/",

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

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

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

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