Instant jqGrid [Instant]

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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Create grids easily to fit your data
  • Customize data to fit your users’ needs
  • Implement persisting changes to the back end
  • Search and filter through your datasets efficiently

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 58 pages
Release Date : July 2013
ISBN : 1783289910
ISBN 13 : 9781783289912
Author(s) : Gabriel Manricks
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Web Development, Open Source

Table of Contents

Instant jqGrid
  • Instant jqGrid
    • So, what is jqGrid?
      • The grid
    • Installation
    • Quick start – creating your first grid
    • Top 7 features you need to know about
      • Formatting data
      • Adding controls
        • The pager
        • The navigator
      • Editing data
        • The editable option
        • The edittype and editoptions options
        • The editrules option
        • The formoptions option
        • Configuring the modals
      • Communicating with jqGrid
      • Editing data server-side
      • Searching in jqGrid
      • Interfacing the API
        • Calling methods
        • Events
    • People and places you should get to know
      • Official sites
      • Articles and tutorials
      • Community
      • Twitter

Gabriel Manricks

Gabriel Manricks is a full stack software & web developer focusing on PHP and both frontend and server-side JavaScript frameworks. Gabriel works as a staff writer for NetTuts+, where he enjoys learning as well as teaching others, and he also freelances in web consulting, development, and writing.

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- 2 submitted: last submission 14 May 2014

Errata type: Code | Page number: 9


In the Quick start – creating your first grid section
name: '{{firstName}} {{lastName}}',
Should be:
name: '{{firstName}} {{surname}}',

There is no lastName field, it should be surname

Errata type: Code | Page number: 8

Should be:

Also in book

<table id="grid"></table>

Should be:

<table id="quickstart_grid"></table>


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What you will learn from this book

  • Create and customize grids
  • Format data for humans
  • Add controls to the grid
  • Validate data on the front end
  • Manipulate data with customized forms
  • Search and filter large datasets
  • Use special functions and events to extend the functionality

In Detail

jqGrid is a JS library built with the principles of power and flexibility, and it fully embraces the open source community. It makes no preconceptions on how you should use it, and it gives you the opportunity to showcase and manipulate your data from the front end itself, thereby gaining independence from server-side technology and a database back end.

Instant jqGrid invites you into the world of possibilities provided by jqGrid. Starting from the most humble of setups, we move on to adding controls, captions, and features, turning a simple table element into a living component on your page.

Instant jqGrid introduces you to the vast library of options jqGrid has to offer. You will start from scratch and progress through the most common scenarios. You will learn how to take data and not only display it, but manipulate it from the front end itself. You will cover topics such as validation and persisting changes to the back end, and you will learn how to further extend your setup with special functions and events. By the end of Instant jqGrid, you will know how a lot of it works, but more importantly, you will know where to find the things you need.


Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. A step-by-step, practical Starter book, Instant jqGrid embraces you while you take your first steps, and introduces you to the content in an easy-to-follow order.

Who this book is for

This book is aimed at people who have some knowledge of HTML and JavaScript. Knowledge of PHP and SQL would also prove to be beneficial. No prior knowledge of jqGrid is expected.

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