Nested Set Model Administration GUI with jsTree plugin.
- Gii Model and Crud templates that generate a graphical user interface (tree) for nested set model administration.With the help of jstree and fancybox plugins,all CRUD operations on a nested set model are reduced to context menu selections.Available operations appear in a context menu which opens when a node in the tree is right clicked.Nodes can be moved around in the tree with simple drag and drop actions.The overall feel approximates a desktop experience.
Tested with Yii 1.8,will probably work with older versions too.
- Hide index.php from your requests,if you have'nt done so yet.You can find detailed instructions on how to do this here.(Paragraph 6).
Also,in urlManager configuration in config/main.php file set
- Unzip the downloaded file.
- Copy the gii folder to your application's protected folder.
- Copy the js_plugins folder to the root folder of your application,(same level as protected).
- Copy the client_val_form.css file and images folder to your application's css folder.
- Copy the nestedBehavior folder to your application's extensions folder.
- In config/main.php file,in gii configuration, add the path of your gii folder like so:
'generatorPaths' => array(
Demo Installation (Optional) ¶
- Open the Demo Folder.
- Import product_table.sql and categorydemo_table.sql in your database.
- Copy the models,controllers,and view files found in the Demo folder to the corresponding folders of your application.
- Navigate to [application root]/categorydemo] and you should see the administration page.
- Prepare your Nested Set Model table structure.
Use the contents of nestedSetAdminGUI.sql file as a basis.All columns stated in this file are required for the extension to work-you can add your own columns.You can change the name of the table,it will become the model class name in the generated files.
IMPORTANT:Use a simple name for the table,all lowercase and no underscores,hyphens and the like.
- Import the table in your database.
- Navigate to gii page ([application root]/gii).
- Click Model Generator.
- Type the table name in the Table Name field.
- Click on the Code Template and select nested.Preview if you want,and then Generate.
- Your nested set Model class has been generated.
IMPORTANT:Open the newly generated model class file and remove ALL rules associated with Nested Set Behavior columns: rgt,lft,root,level,id.No rules should appear for these columns.
- Click Crud Generator
- In the Model Class field type the name of the class that was generated in the previous step.
- Again,click Code template and select nested,if it's not already selected.
- Preview if you want,and then Generate.
- This is it.Navigate to the controller URL .For example if you used the default table name category,go to [application root]/category.You should see the administration page and you are ready to create roots and nodes.
Spiros "DrumAddict" Kabasakalis,September 5th 2011.