The article Fixing extensions without modifying their code reminded me of another patching technique that I used. My conviction and a hard look on the web had led me to an article Redefine PHP class methods or class giving me a head start to do what I wanted: patching third party code without touching the original to allow easy upgrades.
Changing the way a CGridView is rendered from the configuration file, or through behaviors specified at the moment it is used, is handy to extend a CGridView without creating tons of different classes for it.
I am surprised that this is not in the default implementation, so I made my default CGridView implementation.
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When you're filling up a form of a CActiveRecord (using CActiveForm for example), usually you'll construct your code so that in case of validation error you'll get back the form with the error displayed back to you, typically when CActiveForm.errorSummary() is used. This is how its done by Gii.
I like programing on my localhost, however it really bugged me to make changes to index.php & config files on my production server. After combining all available wiki articles on this topic and some trial and error this is what I use for my applications so I could just upload it to production server and it will work without any changes.
Yii ‘s CArrayDataProvider is very helpful to display model relation data's directly on it.But it is truely a confusing one because by default it will assume a table field named “id” as primary key for its pagination purpose and what if you dont have field named “id” as primary key on your table? so its truely confusing and if you tried to display without an “id” field on ur table you will get an error like “yourmodel.id is not defined”.