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Laravel grid

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This package allows rendering of data via a tabular format (grid). The grid uses bootstrap classes to style the table elements. Icons used are from font-awesome, and most of the functionality is insipred by the yii2's framework's gridview widget.

Requirements

  • Laravel 5.5+
  • Bootstrap 4 (for the styling)
  • Font awesome (for icons)
  • Jquery (required by bootstrap and the package's javascript)
  • Jquery pjax (quickly view data without having to reload the page). Note that you'll need to create the middleware on your own
  • Date picker (optional - for the single date & date range filters)

Note that from version 2.0.2 onwards, you'll need the package barryvdh/laravel-dompdf to export data from the grid as PDF

Getting started

Install

The package is available on packagist. Just run;

composer install leantony/laravel-grid "~2.0"

For bootstrap 3 support, consider installing version 1.0. Version 1.0 though is pretty not much updated at this point, so may lack some features.

If you can't wait for a release inorder to try any fixes, or the latest features, just run;

composer install leantony/laravel-grid "2.0.x-dev"

Publish assets

The grid comes with a config file, CSS assets, JS assets and view files. The command below should allow you to publish them.

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Leantony\Grid\Providers\GridServiceProvider"

You can also choose to publish the assets and views separately by passing the --tag argument to the command. For the argument values, try assets, views, config for js|css assets, views and config respectively.

Add/Customize your layout

Be sure to also include the necessary javascript and css assets on your layout. An example layout is as shown below;

<!-- sample laravel layout -->
<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, user-scalable=no, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, minimum-scale=1.0">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge">
    <title>My application</title>
    <!-- font awesome (required) -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/font-awesome/4.7.0/css/font-awesome.css" />
    <!-- progress bar (not required, but cool) -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/nprogress/0.2.0/nprogress.css" />
    <!-- bootstrap (required) -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.1.1/css/bootstrap.min.css" />
    <!-- date picker (required if you need date picker & date range filters) -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/daterangepicker/daterangepicker.css"/>
    <!-- grid's css (required) -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="{{ asset('vendor/leantony/grid/css/grid.css') }}" />
</head>
<body>

<nav class="navbar navbar-expand-sm bg-primary navbar-dark">
    <ul class="navbar-nav">
        <li class="nav-item">
            <a class="navbar-brand" href="/">My appliation</a>
        </li>
    </ul>
</nav>

<div class="container" style="margin-bottom: 100px;">
    <div class="row">
        @yield('content')
    </div>
</div>

<!-- modal container (required if you need to render dynamic bootstrap modals) -->
@include('leantony::modal.container')

<!-- progress bar js (not required, but cool) -->
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/nprogress/0.2.0/nprogress.min.js"></script>
<!-- moment js (required by datepicker library) -->
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/moment.js/2.22.1/moment.min.js"></script>
<!-- jquery (required) -->
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<!-- popper js (required by bootstrap) -->
<script src="https://unpkg.com/popper.js/dist/umd/popper.min.js"></script>
<!-- bootstrap js (required) -->
<script src="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.1.1/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
<!-- pjax js (required) -->
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery.pjax/2.0.1/jquery.pjax.min.js"></script>
<!-- datepicker js (required for datepickers) -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/daterangepicker/daterangepicker.min.js"></script>
<!-- required to supply js functionality for the grid -->
<script src="{{ asset('vendor/leantony/grid/js/grid.js') }}"></script>
<script>
    // send csrf token (see https://laravel.com/docs/5.6/csrf#csrf-x-csrf-token) - this is required
    $.ajaxSetup({
        headers: {
            'X-CSRF-TOKEN': $('meta[name="csrf-token"]').attr('content')
        }
    });

    // for the progress bar (required for progress bar functionality)
    $(document).on('pjax:start', function () {
        NProgress.start();
    });
    $(document).on('pjax:end', function () {
        NProgress.done();
    });
</script>
<!-- entry point for all scripts injected by the generated grids (required) -->
@stack('grid_js')
</body>
</html>

Creating grids

A laravel command is available to make it easy to create grids. It's usage is as shown below;

php artisan make:grid --model="{modelClass}"

Just make sure you replace {modelClass} with your actual eloquent model class. E.g

php artisan make:grid --model="App\User"

Once this is run, a grid will be generated. Default namespace for grid generation is App\Grids. Once the generation of the grid is done, you can add add it in your controller like this;

class UsersController extends Controller
{
    /**
     * Display a listing of the resource.
     *
     * @param UsersGridInterface $usersGrid
     * @param Request $request
     * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
     */
    public function index(UsersGridInterface $usersGrid, Request $request)
    {
        // the 'query' argument needs to be an instance of the eloquent query builder
        // you can load relationships at this point
        return $usersGrid
                    ->create(['query' => User::query(), 'request' => $request])
                    ->renderOn('welcome'); // render the grid on the welcome view
    }
}

Just make sure that you do not call ->get() on the query.

If you inject the interface on the controller, just make sure that you add a binding to the service provider. Like this;

     /**
     * Register any application services.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function register()
    {
        $this->app->bind(UsersGridInterface::class, UsersGrid::class);
    }

Otherwise, you can also instantiate the grid class like any other class then inject any constructor dependencies you might need.

    /**
     * Display a listing of the resource.
     *
     * @param Request $request
     * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
     */
    public function index(Request $request)
    {
        $user = $request->user();
        return (new UsersGrid(['user' => $user])) // you can then use it as $this->user within the class. It's set implicitly using the __set() call
                    ->create(['query' => User::query(), 'request' => $request])
                    ->renderOn('welcome');
    }

If you need to pass extra data to the view specified, you just need to pass the data as arguments, just as you do normally on any other laravel controller;

    /**
     * Display a listing of the resource.
     *
     * @param Request $request
     * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
     */
    public function index(Request $request)
    {
        $data = 'hello world';
        
        return (new UsersGrid())
                    ->create(['query' => User::query(), 'request' => $request])
                    ->renderOn('welcome', compact('data'));
    }

For eloquent relationships, its basically the same approach. Like this;

class UsersController extends Controller
{
    /**
     * Display a listing of the resource.
     *
     * @param UsersGridInterface $usersGrid
     * @param Request $request
     * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
     */
    public function index(UsersGridInterface $usersGrid, Request $request)
    {
        // load relationships
        $query = User::with(['posts', 'activities'])
        return $usersGrid
                    ->create(['query' => $query, 'request' => $request])
                    ->renderOn('welcome');
    }
}

And once again, just make sure that you do not call ->get() on the query.

Rendering the grid

To display your grid, simply add this to your view. Or any appropriate variable you passed into the renderOn method.

{!! $grid !!}

For a quick demonstration, be sure to check out the demo here. The demo's source code is also available on github.

Updating local JS and CSS assets after package updates

When the package is updated, it is highly likely that you will also need to update the javascript assets. To do that, run this command below after an update;

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Leantony\Grid\Providers\GridServiceProvider" --tag=assets --force

You can also place this command in composer so that it is executed automatically on each update run. Like this;

// ... composer config
"post-autoload-dump": [
    "Illuminate\\Foundation\\ComposerScripts::postAutoloadDump",
    "@php artisan package:discover",
    "@php artisan vendor:publish --provider=\"Leantony\\Grid\\Providers\\GridServiceProvider\" --tag=assets --force"
]

Next up

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