Logo, Faqs & Theme Redesigned!

Hello Everyone!

This is Abu from PHP Grid. As written in post title, we have rolled out several changes through out the website. Just wanted to give some quick updates:

  • Logo is redesigned. Our new flat logo will now be used in support forum and checkout page.

  • New responsive theme is rolled out for website.


  • Howtos & Faqs page is redesigned for fast lookup of your query. We’ve tons of faqs so make sure you review them before waiting for answer. Support forum search is also there for help.

What’s coming next … we’re working hard in rolling out new version of PHP Grid (v1.6) with lots of updates and new features, so stay tuned.

Using PHPGrid with Firebird & SQLite Databases

We recently added support for Firebird & SQLite Databases. These fast, slick and reliable databases will help in running portable apps with PHP Grid. Thanks to PDO library, it’s integration is very with little configuration changes.


// Database config for SQLite
$db_conf = array();
$db_conf["type"] = "pdo";
$db_conf["server"] = "sqlite:../../sampledb/northwind.sqlite";
$db_conf["user"] = "";
$db_conf["password"] = "";
$db_conf["database"] = "";
$g = new jqgrid($db_conf);



// Database config for Firebird
$db_conf = array();
$db_conf["type"] = "pdo";
$db_conf["server"] = "firebird:host=localhost;dbname=C:/sampledb/employee.fdb";
$db_conf["user"] = "SYSDBA";
$db_conf["password"] = "masterkey";
$db_conf["database"] = "";
$g = new jqgrid($db_conf);

For updated version, contact us at gridphp@gmail.com.

PHP Database Table Editor v1.2

On various occasions, we want instant access to see or edit our database tables without having time to write a whole module with add, edit, delete, list, search (CRUD) operations. Whether your database is SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, MySQL or PGSQL — PHP Grid provides you easy solution that takes database credentials in config and provide table access in form of lightweight and rich featured PHP Grid. It will provide you complete functions within your existing application admin interface.


This lightweight, yet power-featured PHP Grid Database Editor is developed by very simple code OR we can say by just configuration. In main code logic, we simply passed the dropdown value of selected table in $g->table attribute, and that’s all!

$g = new jqgrid();
// set few params
$grid["caption"] = "Grid for '$tab'";
$grid["autowidth"] = true;
// set database table for CRUD operations
$g->table = $tab;
// render grid
$out = $g->render("list1");

You can extend this code to incorporate Access Control (ACL), Exporting Data (PDF, CSV, XLS) and several other features to make a powerful tool. We omitted them to show the code simplicity. This demo is based on MySQL, but you can have same function for MS SQL Server, Oracle, PgSQL databases.

Features in v1.2:

  • Selection of tables and fields for editing
  • Show/Hide particular fields in runtime
  • Bulk Editing data with multiselection
  • Grid Persistance (Column Resizing, Filters, Sort etc)

PHP Grid comes with free version and a licensed version. With Free version you can connect with others databases like MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle, PgSQL,DB2. Licensed version also supports many advance features which you can integrate in your application.

Complete code for this demo can be accessed from this link.

You can download and start saving your time now!

v1.2 – Apr 25 2015
v1.0 – Apr 8 2014

Search with Multiple Group Conditions


We’ve added most robust and efficient complex searching method in PHPGrid.

This enables the more advanced search dialog allowing to add any number of complex group conditions. The user can now add or delete an unlimited number of conditions to perform the search as shown in screenshot.


This will formulate following search query, “( … )” refers groups in search query:

(name LIKE "%An%" OR company LIKE "%Mar%") 
(name LIKE "%Fa%" OR company LIKE "%Far%") 
gender = "male" AND client_id < 25

Hope you like this feature. Customers with active subscription can get latest build + demo via email.
We also offer discounted renewal prices for customers with expired subscription.
For any case, contact on our support team at (gridphp@gmail.com).

Exporting selected Columns & Rows (at Runtime)

Now you can export selected rows and columns at runtime. This means no code change, Export selection options are now on accessible with grid operations toolbar.

Demo: http://phpgrid.org/demo/demos/export/export-selected.php

In demo, select columns using column chooser and rows by multiselect option, then click Export selected button. This will export PDF of selected rows/cols. As the grid exports PDF format, the data table can be printed by your favorite PDF reader.

Export selected Columns and Rows

Enhanced Autocomplete (Typeahead) Integration

We’ve further enhanced PHP Grid and JQuery UI Autocomplete integration.
Types and Steps shows how to integrate database driven type ahead / autocomplete by lookup sql query.

1) Basic Typeahead (single field)

Step1: Set formatter to autocomplete on desired column

$col["formatter"] = "autocomplete"; // autocomplete

Step2: Set format options query. The field in sql aliased ‘v’ will be shown in list

// Fill the name field with query values typeahead
$col["formatoptions"] = array(	"sql"=>"SELECT name as v FROM clients", "update_field"=>"name");

2) Autofill other field.

The field ‘company’ will be filled w.r.t. selected name.

$col["formatoptions"] = array(	"sql"=>"SELECT company as k, name as v FROM clients","update_field"=>"company");

The field aliased ‘k’ will be set in the ‘updated_field’ column (e.g. company)

3) Callback function

Connect a callback function that will auto-fill multiple fields.

$col["formatoptions"] = array(	"sql"=>"SELECT *, name as v FROM clients", "callback"=>"fill_form");

and in html part, define callback JS function.

function fill_form(data)


References: Sample Code and Live demo

Active license subscription OR those who wish to renew subscription can get updated build by contacting via email (gridphp@gmail.com).

Documentation is Updated!

I recently updated online documentation page to make it developer friendly, fast and each to navigate. The previous version was very unorganized, and honestly speaking, i usually didn’t use it for my development (instead i preferred Ctrl+F in markdown file — docs.txt).

Now, in updated version on right side, there is a list of complete table of contents for easy access. It also contains a new ‘Using’ section that dictates the steps required to implement certain feature.

The new section of documentation is kept simple with focus on:

1) Steps to Use
2) Code Snippet / Picture
3) Full Code / Live demo

The future updates are also planned to be in same format, and i believe it’s just what a developer like in documentation. Copy > Paste > F5!

Visit documentation page.


Integrating Select2 with PHPGrid

Based on several customer’s feedback, We’ve now integrated ‘Select2’ control with PHP Grid.

Now you can use ‘Select2‘ control with PHP Grid’s Add or Update operations. Select2 is a jQuery based replacement for select boxes. It supports searching, with in your large select box data items. It gives behavior similar to ‘Combo-box’ control of Microsoft development tools.



Active license holders can get their update by emailing gridphp@gmail.com
One can also refer demos/integration/dropdown-select2.php demo.