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Creating First Grid

Creating First Grid

Step1: Add PHP Grid configuration code


// include and create object

$db_conf = array(
                    "type"      => PHPGRID_DBTYPE,
                    "server"    => PHPGRID_DBHOST,
                    "user"      => PHPGRID_DBUSER,
                    "password"  => PHPGRID_DBPASS,
                    "database"  => PHPGRID_DBNAME

$g = new jqgrid($db_conf);

// set few params
$opt["caption"] = "Sample Grid";

// set database table for CRUD operations
$g->table = "clients";

// render grid and get html/js output
$out = $g->render("list1");

Step2: Include JS and CSS files in your html page

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "">

    <!-- these css and js files are required by php grid -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="../../lib/js/themes/redmond/jquery-ui.custom.css"></link>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="../../lib/js/jqgrid/css/ui.jqgrid.css"></link>
    <script src="../../lib/js/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="../../lib/js/jqgrid/js/i18n/grid.locale-en.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="../../lib/js/jqgrid/js/jquery.jqGrid.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="../../lib/js/themes/jquery-ui.custom.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <!-- these css and js files are required by php grid -->


Step3: Print the $out variable where you wish to display grid.

    <div style="margin:10px">

    <!-- display grid here -->
    <?php echo $out?>
    <!-- display grid here -->




  • The PHP Part configured the grid and rendered the output to $out variable.
  • In HTML Part, we displayed the generated grid code $out along with few external css/js files. It's upto you to place external css and js files at appropriate locations.
  • ->set_options() function is most of the customization, we'll be covering later.
  • ->table is required, to enable automatic select,add,update,delete operations on that table. By default all columns of the table are selected on grid. We'll review how to select particular columns.
  • ->render() will generate the final output, to be displayed in view. It takes Grid ID as input, which should be unique on a page.