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Reference: Model rules validation

Created 5 years ago by krillzipHow-tos7 comments – viewed 618,240 times – ( +124 ) – version 1.1
This is a reference to be used for Model rule validation and is compiled from the Yii documentation and code. The purpose is to have all the information gathered in one place instead of scattered. This reference is not an intro. See The Definitive Guide to Yii, Declaring Validation Rules for a tutorial.

How to write secure Yii applications

Created 3 years ago by Fran├žois GannazHow-tos20 comments – viewed 197,848 times – ( +107 ) – version 1.1
warning: While this security guide tries to be quite complete, is not exhaustive. If security matters for you, you ought to check several other references.

Using CButtonColumn to customize buttons in CGridView

Created 4 years ago by TrejderHow-tos18 comments – viewed 237,646 times – ( +98 ) – version 1.1
CGridView is a one of most flexible widgets in Yii and example its flexibility is CButtonColumn used to build buttons for steering model in each grid row. Here in this how-to we will explain ways user can customize CButtonColumn to flexibly fit it to its needs.

How-To: Create a REST API

Created 4 years ago by jwernerHow-tos56 comments – viewed 282,765 times – ( +112 / -1 ) – version 1.1
This article will explain how to create a REST API with the Yii framework.

How to use nested DB transactions (MySQL 5+, PostgreSQL)

Created 6 years ago by mindehHow-tos6 comments – viewed 34,062 times – ( +46 ) – version 1.1
Original source code and idea are from: PHP, PDO & Nested Transactions.

Configuring different sessions for backend and frontend in Yii advanced app

Created about a year ago by Kartik VHow-tos2 comments – viewed 12,174 times – ( +46 ) – version 2.0
After you have setup your Yii2 advanced application, you now have setup your user authentication for both frontend and backend. However, if you have first logged into frontend, and try to access backend from the same client machine, you see no login screen, but find yourself automatically logged in.

How to generate Yii-like Documentation

Created 4 years ago by AsgarothHow-tos9 comments – viewed 29,126 times – ( +46 ) – version 1.1
Something a good application cant miss is documentation, and what would be better than some nice formatted HTML documentation that can be auto-generated from your code, we know several tools that already do this like phpDocumentor, but today we are introducing Yii Docs Generator which is a modification of the code that Yii itself uses to generate its documentation, thank phpnode for this wonderful work.
tags: doc

Single table inheritance

Created 4 years ago by samdarkHow-tos8 comments – viewed 28,338 times – ( +41 ) – version 1.1
Relational databases do not support inheritance so if we need to represent it, we have to somehow store meta info while keeping performance by minimizing JOINs. One way to solve this problem is using single table inheritance. All fields for the whole class tree are stored in a single table. Class name is stored in the type field of the same table.

Nested inline active fields inside Bootstrap horizontal forms

Created about a year ago by Kartik VHow-tos2 comments – viewed 18,287 times – ( +41 ) – version 2.0
Are you using the Bootstrap 3 form styles with Yii 2 Active Forms? Have you faced problems in displaying complex layouts which needs you to display multiple inline form fields in a single row, within bootstrap horizontal forms. Then read on.

Javascript and AJAX with Yii

Created 3 years ago by Fran├žois GannazHow-tos3 comments – viewed 116,529 times – ( +40 ) – version 1.1
This page intends to provide an exhaustive guide of how to use Javascript (JS) in Yii. It does not explain how to learn coding in JS, but how to deal with it "the Yii way".
tags: javascript, AJAX