Wiki articles in category Tips

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Update and Delete buttons on Breadcrumb

Created a year ago by Daniel.

The definition of breadcrumbs according to its documentation is as follow: Breadcrumbs displays a list of links indicating the position of the current page in the whole site hierarchy.

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What SQL-Statement creates yii?

Created a year ago by Necip, updated a year ago by Necip.

The usual way to find out what Yii has created for an SQL query is to mutilate the SQL in the sourcecode and call the program again so that the SQL statement with errors is displayed. Or you can use the SQL logger, which must be switched on and off each time and logs all SQL statements, which leads to an enormous slowdown in program execution and decelerates your workflow.

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How to organize Design "things" in Yii 2 (themes and layout)

Created a year ago by s.oli, updated a year ago by samdark.

Sometimes the App needs a nicer look & feel, so its necessary to organize the assets for this and Yii can help a lot to make it easy. In this article I provide tips for handling multiple "Designs". I use these three features:

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Configuring PhpStorm IDE for Yii 2

Created a year ago by CeBe, updated a year ago by CeBe.

There are a few settings and plugins that can enhance the development experience with Yii in PHPStorm or IntelliJ IDEA. This article explains how to get the most out of your IDE.

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Yii2 Report Grid

Created 2 years ago by Chris Backhouse, updated a year ago by Chris Backhouse.

There are some very advanced grids in the Yii2 community, specifically Kartik's amazing gridview extensions but they all designed for interactive screen use.

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REST API and null values in XML

Created 3 years ago by marko60, updated 3 years ago by marko60.

I have been working on a REST API using the excellent tools provided by Yii2. My problem was that I have to differentiate between empty values and null values. In other words, <elem></elem> is different from null as it represents an empty string. Also, although some use <elem/> to represent a null value it should still be interpreted as an empty string. In other cases, the absence of the eleme...

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Tags: null, REST, XML

A universal model attribute for its synthetic representation

Created 3 years ago by Alexandre Rodichevski, updated 3 years ago by Alexandre Rodichevski.

It is convenient to use the same identification attribute, say info, in all of the active records of your application. It should be a virtual read-only attribute defined by a getter method, its label being the model name.

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Boost composer-asset-plugin update speed

Created 3 years ago by schmunk, updated 3 years ago by samdark.

If you're using a lot of bower and npm assets with Yii 2.0 you might encounter long running composer update tasks.

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How to change GridView delete confirmation message for specific controllers only?

Created 3 years ago by AlaFalaki, updated 3 years ago by AlaFalaki.

Hello,
If you want to give extra attention for some specific delete actions and you don't want to override whole yii.confirm JS method here is what you can do:
(I've only put the ActionColumn part of the GridView here to just give you the idea)

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Yii2: Query build for complexity SQL

Created 4 years ago by Scott_Huang, updated 4 years ago by Scott_Huang.

As for complexity SQL query we have two solutions as below, I will discuss #2 in this article.

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Load & Save With Relation

Created 4 years ago by moo.tensai, updated 4 years ago by moo.tensai.

Use this extension : yii2-relation-trait

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Building a search GET request with scenarios ; calling a SearchModel from URLs...

Created 4 years ago by Louis Gac, updated 4 years ago by Louis Gac.

Search Models are a very elegant and powerful way to build an Active Data Provider. If you use them a lot, you'll quickly need to use scenarios, which will lead you to a very DRY Controller code.

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Customize your Growl/Alert msg easy and quickly

Created 4 years ago by Scott_Huang, updated 4 years ago by Scott_Huang.

I leverage Kartik's notification widgets.

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Using PayPal IPN with Yii2

Created 4 years ago by darioo, updated 4 years ago by darioo.

I'm using PayPal's script from

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Things to Consider when application hosting on AppFog

Created 4 years ago by VINAY Kr. SHARMA, updated 4 years ago by VINAY Kr. SHARMA.

I faced many issues when hosted our company website on AppFog.

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Debuging variables in Yii2

Created 4 years ago by johonunu, updated 4 years ago by johonunu.

This tutorial is explained following "basic" application structure.

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Selecting best language based on Browser language and available languages.

Created 4 years ago by le_top, updated 4 years ago by le_top.

Your application is international and you have to select the best language for the user. Your user may have selected 'fr_CA' and you have 'fr_FR' or 'fr' available. What do you do? Here is a tip.

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YII2 Pagination Options

Created 4 years ago by VivekYii, updated 4 years ago by VivekYii.

solution here If we are using default pagination option like

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Yii Rights Management Tips

Created 5 years ago by Rajith R, updated 5 years ago by Rajith R.

yii rights some tips..

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Analyse the server's USER-AGENT against browsecap file to determine it's capability.

Created 5 years ago by Deepak Pradhan, updated 5 years ago by Deepak Pradhan.

Does your application need to know user's details on browser details, os and device type? We can use PHP's misc. function to achieve that provided you have an update copy of browsercap.ini

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