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Poll: Data Grid (3 member(s) have cast votes)

What data grid do you use?

  1. Sencha's extJS (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  2. jqGrid (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. ZF Datagrid (2 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  4. I build custom data grids for every view (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  5. I use a php class ( Please leave more info as reply below ) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Other ( Please leave more info as reply below ) (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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#1 gregwhitworth  Icon User is online

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Data Grid Solution Opinions?

Post icon  Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:56 AM

Ok. So I am trying to build my knowledge base and have begun using the Zend framework and am in love with it's OOP simplicity. However I was shown recently the Sencha datagrid (ExtJS) and love that solution except that it is ALL javascript based and really makes the view and form methods in Zend almost pointless except for the face that you need these solutions for users that don't have javascript turned on. I would prefer to use a PHP/HTML + JS datagrid method and I found the ZF Datagrid but there is very little documentation. So, I was wondering if there were any sweet data grids that are hidden from a common Google search (I've been searching and playing with solutions for weeks now).

Anyways, give me your thoughts and even if it is a simple class that seems to work great for you I want to hear about it. Thanks.

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Re: Data Grid Solution Opinions?

Posted 05 April 2011 - 09:23 AM

Really? No one out there encounters the need to create a data grid using PHP? I just posted a poll to maybe make the question a little more clear.
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Re: Data Grid Solution Opinions?

Posted 05 April 2011 - 11:07 AM

I was looking at phpGrid but then you don't get the edit option with the Lite version. jqGrid has a lot of features and it's something I'm definitely gonna look into. ZF DataGrid is tidy and very productive. I especially love the auto-complete feature. I'm currently undergoing a project that entails extensive database usage and these will definitely come in handy.

I think most people are not replying to this thread because they don't know what a DataGrid actually is or simply haven't got a need for it. I certainly didn't know what they were until I did some Googling.
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Re: Data Grid Solution Opinions?

Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:42 PM

Which is fine, but my biggest issue with Sencha, while amazing in it's usage is that it's ALL javascript with AJAX calls. Anyways, I guess I will write my own class that is a little cleaner and less oomph than ZF data grid but accomplishes a nice grid layout.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:55 PM

It really doesn't seem that hard to implement when you break it down into it's various features (search, order, pagination....). This code be a PHP challenge :gunsmilie:
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Re: Data Grid Solution Opinions?

Posted 05 April 2011 - 01:03 PM

I would have to say custom ... unless you want the cookie cutter method.

If you have the time and knowledge to make it custom that is always my first vote.

But than again I'm always looking for something to scramble my brain and make me think :)
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Posted 05 April 2011 - 04:59 PM

Sencha's stuff is amazing and you should look at it. But the fact that it is all client side based worries me.
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Re: Data Grid Solution Opinions?

Posted 05 April 2011 - 06:58 PM

Check out this one I found today.

Eyesis Data Grid

It's in the form of 2 classes and really easy to implement. It however lacks a search and edit functionality.
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Re: Data Grid Solution Opinions?

Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:57 PM

That looks great codeprada! It has an ajax version to go to an editing page - it may not be right there but with ajax and can be per se? Thanks guys I think we're getting somewhere. Maybe this should be a PHP challenge of sorts, see who can create the slickest datagrid for dream in code users to use.
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Re: Data Grid Solution Opinions?

Posted 05 April 2011 - 08:32 PM

A challenge would be lovely and oh the Eyesis actually does have a filter/search function.

This is how it looks after I've implemented it. It fits perfectly into a new site I'm designining!!

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Re: Data Grid Solution Opinions?

Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:39 AM

I think the Agile Toolkit (agiletoolkit.org) has a brilliant built-in datagrid that can be constructed automatically from a model or database. Don't remember correctly. It's an open source PHP framework, so maybe you could extract the datagrid classes from it, and even contribute patches back to the community if you can improve on it in some way.
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Re: Data Grid Solution Opinions?

Posted 06 April 2011 - 11:52 AM

@codeprada The layout isn't exactly the most beautiful but I like that it relies on a server side code to develop the grid. I'll probably screw with that one first.

And thanks for the heads up skorned about the other one, I'll look into that one as well.

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Re: Data Grid Solution Opinions?

Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:09 PM

Did a write up on this for the community:
http://www.dreaminco...ids-a-run-down/
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