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  3. Connecting to Data Source
    1. JSON
      1. Connecting to JSON
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      1. Connecting to CSV
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      1. Connecting to Microsoft Analysis Services
      2. Getting started with Accelerator
      3. Installing Accelerator as a Windows Service
      4. Referring Accelerator as a DLL
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      6. Configuring secure HTTPS connection
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Referring Accelerator as a DLL

Overview

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

  • no running of Accelerator installers
  • an easy update to the newest version
  • no firewall settings
  • no service dependencies

Requirements

  • Flexmonster Pivot Component version 2.4 or higher
  • Microsoft Analysis Services installed and configured
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 or higher

Step 1: Embed the component into your web page

You already have an empty component in your HTML page. If Flexmonster Component is not embedded – return to Quickstart. Your code should look like the following example:

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

Step 2: Configure Data Speed Accelerator on the server

You can find a GitHub project where Accelerator is referred as a DLL. The next steps explain how to use this project:

  1. Include Flexmonster.Accelerator.Core.dll file into your project. It is located in Pivot Table for Analysis Services/server/ folder of your downloaded package.
  2. Create FlexmonsterConfig class with information about the connection:
    • ConnectionString – connection string for Microsoft Analysis Services. Example: Data Source=localhost;.
    • CacheManager.MemoryLimit – size of maximum RAM memory available for cache (in MB).
    • CacheManager.Enabled – indicates whether the cache is enabled.
    Your code should look the following way:
    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 Flexmonster Accelerator MVC/App_Start/ folder.
  3. Register FlexmonsterConfig inside Application_Start method of Global.asax.cs file:
    FlexmonsterConfig.Register();
    
  4. Create AcceleratorController class which extends FlexmonsterProxyController. This class handles 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 Flexmonster Accelerator MVC/Controllers/ folder.

Step 3: Configure Flexmonster Pivot Component

Now it’s time to configure the client – Flexmonster Pivot Component. Let’s create a minimal configuration using 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 the Data Speed Accelerator */
			proxyUrl: "/api/accelerator/",

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

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

			// Flag to use Data Speed Accelerator instead of XMLA protocol
			binary: true
		}
	},
	licenseKey: "XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX"
});

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