Advanced Grid Configuration

This page contains basic examples of advanced datagrid configuration. More detailed explanation for each extension could be found in the Extensions documentation.

Problems and Solutions

Problem 1

Datagrid should show data dependent on some param. For example, a grid should show users for group that currently editing.

Solution:

Macros that renders datagrid can retrieve parameters that will be used to generate a URL for data retrieving.

Example:

[dataGrid.renderGrid(gridName, {groupId: entityId})]

This param will be passed to the datagrid parameter bag and will be bound to the datasource query in the listener of the oro_datagrid.datagrid.build.after event automatically if you specify the bind_parameters option in the datasource configuration:

datagrids:
    acme-demo-grid:
        source:
            type: orm
            query:
                select:
                    - u
                from:
                    { table: ACME\Bundle\DemoBundle\Entity\User, alias:u }
            where:
                and:
                    - u.group = :groupId
            bind_parameters:
                - groupId

Hint

Read more in parameters binding.

Problem 2

Let’s take the previous problem, but in addition fill a form field dependent on the grid state. For example, a grid should show users for a group that are currently editing and a user should be able to add/remove users from a group.

Solution:

To solve this problem, we have to modify the query. We are going to add an additional field that will show the value of the “assigned state”.

datagrids:
    acme-demo-grid:
        source:
            type: orm
            query:
                select:
                    - u.id
                    - u.username
                    - >
                        (CASE WHEN (:groupId IS NOT NULL) THEN
                              CASE WHEN (:groupId
                                     MEMBER OF u.groups OR u.id IN (:data_in)) AND u.id NOT IN (:data_not_in)
                              THEN true ELSE false END
                         ELSE
                              CASE WHEN u.id IN (:data_in) AND u.id NOT IN (:data_not_in)
                              THEN true ELSE false END
                         END) as isAssigned
                from:
                    { table: ACME\Bundle\DemoBundle\Entity\User, alias:u }
            bind_parameters:
                - groupId
        columns:
            isAssigned: # column has name correspond to data_name
                label: Assigned
                frontend_type: boolean
                editable: true # put cell in editable mod
            username:
                label: Username
        properties:
            id: ~  # Identifier property must be passed to frontend

When this done, we have to create form fields that will contain an assigned/removed user ids and process them in the backend.

For example, the fields are:

form_widget(form.appendUsers, {'id': 'groupAppendUsers'}),
form_widget(form.removeUsers, {'id': 'groupRemoveUsers'}),

The last step is to set the rowSelection option, which will add behavior of selecting rows in the frontend and handle binding of data_in and data_not_in parameters to the datasource:

datagrids:
    acme-demo-grid:
        ... # previous configuration
        options:
            entityHint: oro.account.plural_label
            rowSelection:
                dataField: id
                columnName: isAssigned    # frontend column name
                selectors:
                    included: '#groupAppendUsers'  # field selectors
                    excluded: '#groupRemoveUsers'

Problem 3

Let’s take the previous problem when we need to fill a form field dependent on the grid state. For example, a grid should show users for group that is currently editing and a user should be able to select a parameter from the dropwown for users in this group.

Solution:

To solve this problem, we have to create a form field that will contain the changeset of the edited user fields and process it in the backend. For example, the fields are:

form_widget(form.changeset, {'id': 'changeset'}),

The next step is to modify the query. We are going to add an additional field enabled that a user will be able to change.

datagrids:
    acme-demo-grid:
        source:
            type: orm
            query:
                select:
                    - u.id
                    - u.username
                    - CASE WHEN u.enabled = true THEN 'enabled' ELSE 'disabled' END as enabled
                from:
                    { table: ACME\Bundle\DemoBundle\Entity\User, alias:u }
            bind_parameters:
                - groupId
        options:
            entityHint: oro.user.entity_plural_label
        properties:
            id: ~
        columns:
            username:
                label: oro.user.username.label
            enabled:
                label: oro.user.enabled.label
                frontend_type: select
                editable: true
                choices:
                   enabled: Active
                   disabled: Inactive

Similarly to Symfony2 choice Field Type approach, an editable cell can be rendered as one of several different HTML fields, depending on the expanded and multiple options. Currently supported are select tag, select tag (with multiple attributes) and radio buttons.

Example for radio buttons:

datagrids:
    acme-demo-grid:
        ... # some configuration
        columns:
            username:
                label: oro.user.username.label
            enabled:
                label: oro.user.enabled.label
                frontend_type: select
                editable: true
                expanded: true
                multiple: false
                choices:
                   enabled: Active
                   disabled: Inactive

By default, expanded and multiple are false and their presence in the config may be omitted.

The last step is to set the cellSelection option which is going to add behavior of selecting rows in the frontend:

datagrids:
    acme-demo-grid:
        # previous configuration
        options:
            cellSelection:
                dataField: id
                columnName:
                    - enabled
                selector: '#changeset'

Problem 4

Let’s take previous problem, but fill the selector in addiction to enum values.

Solution:

To solve this problem, use @oro_entity_extend.enum_value_provider->getEnumChoicesByCode('enum_code') instead of the choice the array is using.

choices:
   enabled: Active
   disabled: Inactive

Example:

datagrids:
    acme-demo-grid:
        # some configuration
        columns:
            username:
                label: oro.user.username.label
            enabled:
                label: oro.user.enabled.label
                frontend_type: select
                editable: true
                choices: "@oro_entity_extend.enum_value_provider->getEnumChoicesByCode('user_status')"

Problem 5

I’m developing an extension for the grid, how can I add my frontend builder (a class that should show my widget)?

Solution:

Any builders can be passed under the gridconfig[options][jsmodules] node. Your builder should have method init, which is going to be called when the grid-builder finishes building the grid.

Example:

datagrids:
    acme-demo-grid:
        ... # some configuration
        options:
            jsmodules:
              - your/builder/amd/module/name

Problem 6

I’m developing a grid that should be shown in the modal window, so I don’t need the “grid state URL”

Solution:

Grid states processed using Backbone.Router, and it can be easily disabled in the configuration by setting the routerEnabled option to false.

Example:

datagrids:
    acme-demo-grid:
        ... # some configuration
        options:
            routerEnabled: false

Problem 7

I’m developing a grid that should not be under ACL control

Solution:

  • set option ‘skip_acl_apply’ to TRUE

Example:

datagrids:
    acme-demo-grid:
        ... # some configuration
        source:
            skip_acl_apply: true
            ... # some configuration of source

Problem 8

I want to implement a custom security verification/logic without any default ACL, even if an ``acl_resource`` have been defined, e.g., I’m extending an existing grid but with custom acl logic.

Solution:

  • configure the grid (set option ‘skip_acl_apply’ to TRUE)

  • override option ‘acl_resource’ and to make it false

    datagrids:
        acme-demo-grid:
            ... # some configuration
            acl_resource: false
            source:
                skip_acl_apply: true
                ... # some configuration of source
    
  • declare your own grid listener

    my_bundle.event_listener.my_grid_listener:
            class: 'Acme\DemoBundle\EventListener\MyGridListener'
            tags:
                - { name: kernel.event_listener, event: oro_datagrid.datagrid.build.before.my-grid-name, method: onBuildBefore }
    
  • implement the grid listener, for example:

    • Oro/Bundle/UserBundle/Resources/config/oro/datagrids.yml (owner-users-select-grid)
    • Oro/Bundle/UserBundle/EventListener/OwnerUserGridListener.php (service name: “oro_user.event_listener.owner_user_grid_listener”)

Problem 9

I want to have a grid secured by ACL resource but skip application of ACL to the DQL query of the grid.

Solution

  • configure the grid with option ‘skip_acl_apply’ set to TRUE, which will ignore applying of ACL to the source query of the grid

  • configure the grid with option ‘acl_resource’ set to the name of an ACL resource, it will check the permission to this ACL resource before the datagrid data is loaded

    datagrids:
        acme-demo-grid:
            ... # some configuration
            acl_resource: 'acme_demo_entity_view'
            source:
                skip_acl_apply: true
    

Problem 10

I need to add a new column to the datagrid which should be secured by an additional ACL resource (e.g., budget fields should be visible only to managers)

Solution:

  • Create a datagrid event listener listening to the BuildBefore event and add columns only if the user has appropriate permissions

    namespace Acme\Bundle\AcmeBundle\EventListener\Datagrid;
    
    use Oro\Bundle\DataGridBundle\Event\BuildBefore;
    use Symfony\Component\Security\Core\Authorization\AuthorizationCheckerInterface;
    
    class BudgetColumnsListener
    {
        /** @var AuthorizationCheckerInterface */
        private $authorizationChecker;
    
        public function __construct(AuthorizationCheckerInterface $authorizationChecker)
        {
            $this->authorizationChecker = $authorizationChecker;
        }
    
        public function onBuildBefore(BuildBefore $event)
        {
            if (!$this->authorizationChecker->isGranted('acme_bundle_show_budget_columns')) {
                return;
            }
    
            $config = $event->getConfig();
    
            $this->addSourceQueryConfig($config);
            $this->addColumnsConfig($config);
        }
    }
    

Problem 11

I want to override the default “no data messages” for empty grid and empty filtered grid.

Solution:

There are 2 cases, when noDataMessage shown:

  • grid is empty because there are no entities to show
  • grid is empty because no entities were found to match the search criteria after applying filters.

There are several ways to configure these messages.

  • If the entityHint option is set in the grid configuration, it is used to compile noDataMessage.

    For example:

    datagrids:
        acme-demo-grid:
            source:
                type: orm
                query:
                    select:
                        - u.id
                        - u.username
                    from:
                        { table: ACME\Bundle\DemoBundle\Entity\User, alias:u }
            options:
                entityHint: oro.user.entity_plural_label
    

“There are no users” message is displayed for an empty grid and “No users were found to match your search. Try modifying your search criteria…” is shown for empty filtered grid.

  • If entityHint is not set in the grid configuration, then it is automatically taken from the entity on the basis of which this grid is built.

    For example:

    datagrids:
        acme-demo-grid:
            source:
                type: orm
                query:
                    select:
                        - u.id
                        - u.username
                    from:
                        { table: ACME\Bundle\DemoBundle\Entity\User, alias:u }
        options:
       ...
    

“There are no users” message is shown for empty grid and “No users were found to match your search. Try modifying your search criteria…” is shown for empty filtered grid.

  • If noDataMessages option is set in the grid configuration, then corresponding messages for empty grid and empty filtered grid are taken from the specified translation keys.

    For example:

    datagrids:
        acme-demo-grid:
            source:
                type: orm
                query:
                    select:
                        - u.id
                        - u.username
                    from:
                        { table: ACME\Bundle\DemoBundle\Entity\User, alias:u }
        options:
            noDataMessages:
                emptyGrid: acme.my_custom_empty_grid_message
                emptyFilteredGrid: acme.my_custom_empty_filtered_grid_message
       ...
    

    messages.en.yml:

    acme:
        my_custom_empty_grid_message: 'There are no users'
        my_custom_empty_filtered_grid_message: 'No users were found to match your search. Try modifying your search criteria...'