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Instant jqGrid

Gabriel Manricks

Learn how to use the powerful jqGrid library to manage your data from the frontend
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783289912
Paperback58 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant jqGrid
So, what is jqGrid?
Quick start – creating your first grid
Top 7 features you need to know about
People and places you should get to know

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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