Hello ppl. Even though i have a small experience with yii I though of writing
this to help people which want to do something similar.
We have a model Person how represent persons. The person has a Job. The user
must select a job from a dropdownlist when he creates the person.
What if the person's job is not listed in the dropdownlist and we don't want to
redirect user to the job/create page. Here comes the CJuiDialog. We will create
a CJuiDialog ( a modal one ;) and we will create a new job and the new job
inserted will be also appended to the existing dropdowlist.
##What we will use
We will use an ajaxLink which will be located to the person/views/_form.php ( we
will call it _form from now on ) where we create the person. The role of this
ajaxLink will be to open the CJuiDialog.
###2. JobController ActionAddnew:
The ajaxLink will call an action in the JobController with name ActionAddnew (
we will call it Addnew from now on ), which will either save the job ( after
validation ) either rendering the job form.
Finally, the job form which consist of a create.php view and a _formDialog.php
view, both exist under under job/views/.
The _formDialog.php ( we will call it _formDialog from now on ) will contain an
ajaxSubmitButton to submit the Job we want to create.
##Code and details
Now, I don't know from where exactly should i start to make it more easy for
you.I assume you have a little experience with ajaxLink etc although i will try
to be as much
details as i can.
###Starting with _form. The person's create form.
<?php echo CHtml::ajaxLink(Yii::t('job','Create