Working with CGridView in Admin Panel

  1. Scenario
  2. Demo
  3. Fetch listing from model:
  4. Add TextField, checkbox, buttons in CGridView:
  5. Save all grid data into database:

This is a tutorial for how to add input text-Field, check-box, buttons in CGridView.


This is CRUD pages for admin menu management. So, Menu model have following things:

  • menuId : INT
  • menuName : VARCHAR
  • sortOrder : INT (Admin may change menu order, based on that front side menu will render)
  • isActive : BOOL (only values with '1' will be shown in front side)
  • isDelete : BOOL (only values with '0' will be shown, whenever admin deletes any menu value will be changed to '1')


Below is how GRID will look like:


Fetch listing from model:

Let's start with model file. There is only one change, I want default listing by sortOrder field.

public function search()
    return new CActiveDataProvider($this, array(
		'defaultOrder'=>'sortOrder ASC',

Add TextField, checkbox, buttons in CGridView:

Now we will see view file.

  1. We need to add CGridView inside form so that we can save grid data after submission. We will use ajax to operate all things.

  2. We need to use CCheckBoxColumn which will generate checkbox first column as shown in image.

  3. We need some ajax button at bottom of the page using ajaxSubmitButton which will handle all events. Button names are self-explainable. Here i am going to use 4 buttons

    • To change status to 'Active'
    • To change status to 'In Active'
    • To delete multiple row.
    • To update sort order.
<?php $form=$this->beginWidget('CActiveForm', array(
)); ?>

	$this->widget('zii.widgets.grid.CGridView', array(
			'selectableRows' => '50',	
)); ?>
function reloadGrid(data) {
<?php echo CHtml::ajaxSubmitButton('Filter',array('menu/ajaxupdate'), array(),array("style"=>"display:none;")); ?>
<?php echo CHtml::ajaxSubmitButton('Activate',array('menu/ajaxupdate','act'=>'doActive'), array('success'=>'reloadGrid')); ?>
<?php echo CHtml::ajaxSubmitButton('In Activate',array('menu/ajaxupdate','act'=>'doInactive'), array('success'=>'reloadGrid')); ?>
<?php echo CHtml::ajaxSubmitButton('Delete',array('menu/ajaxupdate','act'=>'doDelete'), array('success'=>'reloadGrid')); ?>
<?php echo CHtml::ajaxSubmitButton('Update sort order',array('menu/ajaxupdate','act'=>'doSortOrder'), array('success'=>'reloadGrid')); ?>
<?php $this->endWidget(); ?>

From above code you may wonder why i have taken Filter invisible button, reason is if you don't put it and type something in filter boxed and press enter it will invoke 'Active' button, as it the first submit button in form, you may also try some other options.

Save all grid data into database:

Looking into controller file.

public function actionAjaxupdate()
	$act = $_GET['act'];
		$sortOrderAll = $_POST['sortOrder'];
			foreach($sortOrderAll as $menuId=>$sortOrder)
				$model->sortOrder = $sortOrder;
		$autoIdAll = $_POST['autoId'];
			foreach($autoIdAll as $autoId)
					$model->isDeleted = '1';
					$model->isActive = '1';
					$model->isActive = '0';						
					echo 'ok';
					throw new Exception("Sorry",500);

Friends, hope this may help to newbies like me :)

Share your comments for any bug or issue, Also if you have any new thing in GRID which can be helpful in admin CRUD please share your thoughts.

I am using MasterAdmin class for auto set model values, you can check it HERE

Happy Coding!