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How to store array/widget configuration to the database with config validation rules

Updated 2 months ago by Kartik VTutorials0 comments – viewed 1,289 times – ( +26 / -4 ) – version 2.0
You may have scenarios, where you want to store a specific array configuration to the database. A classic example could be saving Yii widget configuration to the database and then retrieving it at runtime, with dynamic parameters set. This wiki discusses one of the approaches to do this. Let's consider you have something like the NavBar configuration below to store in the db:

Drills : Search by a HAS_MANY relation

Updated 2 months ago by softarkTutorials11 comments – viewed 23,373 times – ( +28 ) – version 1.1
Sometimes we get lost trying to search by a HAS_MANY relation using CActiveRecord or CActiveDataProvider. This article is a series of drills that try to describe the practical techniques of searching by a HAS_MANY relation.

Special Validation Rule - Fill out a Field or another group of Fields

Updated 2 months ago by KabinenkofferHow-tos0 comments – viewed 1,099 times – ( +1 / -2 ) – version 1.1
If you have a form, you sometimes need special validation Rules not included in Yii. Here i share a special rule with you, i just wrote. Maybe you have the case, when a user needs to Fill ou Field A oder the Fields B, C and D.

Relational Query - Lazy Loading and Eager Loading / with and together

Updated 2 months ago by softarkTutorials9 comments – viewed 15,109 times – ( +13 ) – version 1.1
It's well known that there are Lazy Loading approach and Eager Loading approach in the relational query. But it's important to note that you should distinguish 2 different modes in the Eager Loading in Yii 1.1.x.

Managing a star rating with the StarRating widget in Yii 2

Updated 2 months ago by Kartik VHow-tos1 comment – viewed 1,282 times – ( +25 / -5 ) – version 2.0
In Yii 1.x, there was a built in widget CStarRating based on the jquery star rating plugin. There exists no prebuilt solution in Yii2, however the same concepts can be extended using any jquery plugin.

Using your own forked version of extensions with composer

Updated 2 months ago by Kartik VTutorials1 comment – viewed 1,012 times – ( +28 / -4 ) – version 2.0
So you want to use a fork of any existing vendor extension with your Yii 2 install and use the fork, instead of original source. This does not need you to push any update or register your package on packagist.org. You are recommended to follow the approach below:

Install specific Yii2 vendor extension & dependency without updating other packages.

Updated 2 months ago by Kartik VTips0 comments – viewed 995 times – ( +27 / -5 ) – version 2.0
The tips here are for advanced usages of composer and its assumed you have read about using composer and have a knowledge of your vendor packages to be updated. Let's consider, you want to update only one specific yii2 vendor library, without updating all the other extension packages?

Locking your Yii 2 project package versions with composer.lock

Updated 2 months ago by Kartik VTips0 comments – viewed 887 times – ( +25 / -4 ) – version 2.0
Ok, you have installed a Yii 2 basic or advanced app for the first time and completed the post install steps. You have picked up a few extensions to install for the first time as well. You would already see a composer.lock file in your application root folder.

My Own Components Folder in Yii2

Updated 2 months ago by CTalaTips0 comments – viewed 1,183 times – ( +3 / -1 ) – version 2.0
In Yii1 I used to have my own components under the components folder of the structure, now with namespacing this is a little bit different.

FORM with GET method causes repeated stacking of URL Parameters

Updated 2 months ago by tophTips2 comments – viewed 1,321 times – ( +26 / -4 ) – version all
You are using an ActiveForm in yii (both v1.x or 2), with a GET method like below: