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Accessing data in a join table with the related models

Created 4 years ago by fsbHow-tos8 comments – viewed 98,180 times – ( +27 / -1 ) – version 1.1
Sometimes the right place to store application data is in a join table. For example, movie viewers either like or don’t like the movies they watched.

Setting and maintaining the language in Application (i18n)

Created 7 years ago by olafureTutorials12 comments – viewed 97,476 times – ( +23 ) – version 1.1
As seen in this post, Yii doesn't enforce how language is set and maintained within the session.
tags: i18n, translation

Multiple-database support in Yii

Created 5 years ago by Steve FriedlHow-tos18 comments – viewed 96,642 times – ( +29 ) – version 1.1
The customary configuration of a Yii application includes just a single database section in the protected/config/main.php file, but it's easy to extend this to support more than one, tying each Model to one of the databases.
tags: Database

Uploading multiple images with CMultiFileUpload

Created 5 years ago by rsinghHow-tos16 comments – viewed 96,263 times – ( +38 ) – version 1.1
"The documentation for CMultiFileUpload isn't clear!"

CJuiDialog to create new model

Created 5 years ago by zaccariaTutorials53 comments – viewed 93,064 times – ( +68 ) – version 1.1
In this tutorial we will learn how to realize a create interface using a dialog.

Setting and getting systemwide static parameters

Created 5 years ago by Steve FriedlHow-tos3 comments – viewed 92,578 times – ( +12 ) – version 1.1
Occasionally one wishes to set systemwide parameters for an application, such as a contact address for email, an application name, or setting an option that guides major behavior. Yii provides for setting of static parameters in the configuration file, and this article talks about how to do it conveniently.
tags: config

Getting to Understand Hierarchical RBAC Scheme

Created 5 years ago by daemonsTutorials15 comments – viewed 92,507 times – ( +62 ) – version 1.1
Authentication and Authorization is a good tutorial. Among other topics, it describes basic aspects of Yii's RBAC implementation. But however hard I read the tutorial, I couldn't understand how exactly the hierarchy works. I found how to define authorization hierarchy, how business rules are evaluated, how to configure authManager, but almost nothing about how I should build my hierarchy, in what sequence its nodes are checked, when the checking process stops and what would be the checking result.

Understanding Autoloading, Helper Classes and Helper Functions

Created 5 years ago by Steve FriedlTutorials4 comments – viewed 90,236 times – ( +29 ) – version 1.1
Many Yii users ask how to create helper classes and functions, and though there are numerous approaches spread out among the forum and wiki articles, this Tutorial tries to bring it all together in one place.

How to use PHPExcel external library with Yii

Created 5 years ago by Antonio RamirezHow-tos14 comments – viewed 88,655 times – ( +30 / -1 ) – version 1.1
Trying to learn and help some other programmers to find their solutions on the Yii Forum (I think is a superb way to learn the framework), I was facing one challenge with an external library that a fellow programmer wanted to use -quite good indeed: PHPExcel. And what is PHPExcel?

How to customize the error message of a validation rule

Created 7 years ago by qiangTutorials4 comments – viewed 87,506 times – ( +18 / -1 ) – version 1.1
Validators extending from CValidator all have a property named message. You can set this property in the corresponding validation rule to customize the error message. For example, the following validation rule uses an error message that is different from the default one: