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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 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. Share the report
    11. Date and time formatting
    12. Configuring global options
    13. Export and print
    14. Calculated values
    15. 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. 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

Updating to the latest version

This guide describes how to update Flexmonster to the latest version. If you don’t have Flexmonster yet, get a free trial here.

Table of contents:

Updating Flexmonster Pivot

We recommend updating Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts to the latest version using Flexmonster CLI. You can install the CLI globally using npm:

npm install -g flexmonster-cli

To update Flexmonster without npm, follow this guide.

Run the appropriate command from the project folder to update Flexmonster in your application:

Pure JavaScript

flexmonster update flexmonster

Angular

flexmonster update ng-flexmonster

React

flexmonster update react-flexmonster

Vue

flexmonster update vue-flexmonster

If you are updating from a previous major version to 2.9, check out the migration guide from 2.8 to 2.9.

To verify that you have updated the component, you can check the component’s version by clicking on the grid and pressing Ctrl + Alt + i (Option + Control + i on macOS). A pop-up window will appear showing the version of the component and its edition.

That’s it! You are now ready to use the most recent version of Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts with its newest features.

If you are our active customer (during the first year after purchase or renewal payment) you are able to update for free. If you are our client and you would like to renew the maintenance, please contact our team for more details.

Updating Flexmonster CLI

Update Flexmonster CLI to the latest version with the following npm command:

npm update -g flexmonster-cli

Updating Flexmonster Accelerator

Step 1. Uninstall the Accelerator.

Step 2. Get the most recent version of the Accelerator with the following CLI command:

flexmonster update accelerator

The flexmonster update accelerator command does the following:

  • Downloads the .zip archive with Flexmonster Accelerator.
  • Unpacks the files in the current folder.
  • Automatically starts the installation using the Flexmonster Accelerator.msi setup file.

When the installation begins, just follow the wizard.

Updating Flexmonster Data Server

Steps to update the Data Server depend on how the Data Server is used:

  • As a console application
  • As a Windows/Unix service

As a console application

If migrating from version 2.8 of the Data Server, see the migration guide. Otherwise, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Stop the Data Server by closing the program.

Step 2. Get the most recent version of the Data Server with the update command. Execute it from the folder with the Data Server:

flexmonster update fds

Updating will not override flexmonster-config.json, log files, or any other files or folders.

Step 3. Start Flexmonster Data Server by launching the executable file.

As a Windows/Unix service

To update the Data Server installed as a service, run the following command in the console:

flexmonster update fds

This command updates the Data Server, reinstalls it as a service, and updates Flexmonster Admin Panel.

Updating will not override the Data Server’s configuration, log files, or any other files or folders.

Updating Flexmonster by downloading a package

Updating Flexmonster Pivot

Step 1. Go to the Client’s area and download the latest version of Flexmonster Pivot Table for JavaScript.

Step 2. Replace your flexmonster/ folder with the new one.

If you are updating from a previous major version to 2.9, check out the migration guide from 2.8 to 2.9.

To verify that you have updated the component, you can check the component’s version by clicking on the grid and pressing Ctrl + Alt + i. A pop-up window will appear showing the version of the component and its edition.

If you are our active customer (during the first year after purchase or renewal payment) you are able to update for free. If you are our client and you would like to renew the maintenance, please contact our team for more details.

Updating Flexmonster Accelerator

Step 1. Uninstall the Accelerator.

Step 2. Go to the Client’s area and download the latest version of Flexmonster Accelerator for SSAS.

Step 3. Install the Accelerator using the updated MSI installer from the package.

Updating Flexmonster Data Server

Step 1. Stop the Data Server by closing the program.

Step 2. Go to the Client’s area and download the most recent version of Flexmonster Data Server for your operating system.

Step 3. Replace the Data Server file with the updated version from the downloaded package.

Step 4. Start the Data Server by launching the executable file.