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Guidelines for good schema design

Created 3 years ago by Steve FriedlTips15 comments – viewed 67,297 times – ( +142 ) – version 1.1
Virtually all Yii applications are built on top of a database, and though Yii is very flexible in how it addresses your DB, some design choices make things more convenient than others.

AngularJS Frontend:Connecting it with a Yii Backend REST API.Gallery Manager Demo Application.

Created 2 years ago by drumaddictHow-tos15 comments – viewed 59,001 times – ( +21 ) – version 1.1
AngularJS Frontend:Connecting it with a Yii Backend REST API.Gallery Manager Demo Application.

Using CJuiDatePicker for CGridView filter

Created 3 years ago by softarkHow-tos14 comments – viewed 40,005 times – ( +26 ) – version 1.1
We can use a CJuiDatePicker for a CGridView inline filter.

How to use PHPExcel external library with Yii

Created 4 years ago by Antonio RamirezHow-tos14 comments – viewed 72,908 times – ( +29 / -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 use a Widget as an Action Provider

Created 4 years ago by Antonio RamirezHow-tos14 comments – viewed 35,715 times – ( +27 ) – version 1.1
As written on the API docs: An Action Provider Widget is a widget that has declared several actions by using its 'public static function actions()'. After, a Controller can easily import all its declared actions on its 'public function actions()'.
tags: Widgets, CAction

CGridView: Render customized/complex datacolumns

Created 3 years ago by JobloTips13 comments – viewed 130,187 times – ( +73 ) – version 1.1
If you have to display a overview of related data in a table, you can use the CListView, create your view with table/tr/td tags and implement db-queries in the view to display detaildata of the current (master-)record.
tags: CGridView

Searching and Sorting by Count of Related Items in CGridView

Created 3 years ago by softarkHow-tos13 comments – viewed 35,560 times – ( +31 ) – version 1.1
Let's say we have two models and relation between them:

Create your own Validation Rule

Created 4 years ago by nickcvHow-tos13 comments – viewed 150,317 times – ( +75 / -3 ) – version 1.1
Some times the core validation rules provided by Yii won't satisfy all your needs, so you'll need to create your very own validation rule.

Actions code reuse with CAction

Created 4 years ago by Antonio RamirezHow-tos13 comments – viewed 34,501 times – ( +36 ) – version 1.1
We all know how good 'gii' automates the code for us and we normally tend to be happy with what that tool offers at the beginning of our Yii learning curve. But as soon as you start working in larger and larger projects, you realize that its code is too repetitive to maintain and having a small pitfall in general actions means to go over and over through them to fix the issues.
tags: CAction, Tutorial

Drills : Search by a HAS_MANY relation in Yii 1.1

Created 2 years ago by softarkTutorials13 comments – viewed 34,716 times – ( +32 ) – version 1.1
Sometimes we get lost trying to search by a HAS_MANY relation using CActiveRecord or CActiveDataProvider in Yii 1.1. This article is a series of drills that try to describe the practical techniques of searching by a HAS_MANY relation.