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FormBuilder module for Yii2

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FormBuilder DEMO


  1. Generate forms, surveys, polls, questionnaires (class FormBuilder)
  • Drag and drop - Sorting, editing, and deleting items
  • CRUD operations by AJAX
  • Built-in RBAC component
  1. Form render widget (class Form)
  • Validation forms (dynamic model)
  1. Storage data submited from form in databases
  • List of forms (GridView)
  • Create database tables after create form
  • Delete database tables after delete form
  • Add table column after add field to form
  • Rename table column after change the name of field
  • Drop table column after delete field in form

Installation Form Builder

composer require pceuropa/yii2-forms

Configuration Form Builder

Make sure that you have properly configured db application component in config file and run the following command:

$ php yii migrate/up --migrationPath=@vendor/pceuropa/yii2-forms/migrations

Add the following code in your configuration file:

'modules' => [
    'forms' => [
          'class' => 'pceuropa\forms\Module',


URLs for the translating tool:

/forms/module/index                    // List of all forms                     
/forms/module/user                     // List user's forms
/forms/module/view                     // Preview form
/forms/module/create                   // Create form - FormBuilder 
/forms/module/update                   // Update form 
/forms/module/delete                   // Delete form

Full example configuration Form Builder

'modules' => [
      'forms' => [
          'class' => 'pceuropa\forms\Module',
          'db' => 'db',
          'formsTable' => '{{%forms}}',
          'formDataTable' => 'form_',
          'sendEmail' => true, 
	  'testMode' => false, 
          'easyMode' => true,
          'emailSender' => '',
          'rules' => [
                    'actions' => [ 'update', 'delete', 'clone'],
                    'allow' => true,
                    'roles' => ['updateOwnForm'],   // rule only owner can edit form
                    'actions' => ['user'],
                    'allow' => true,
                    'roles' => ['user'],     // role only authenticated user can see user's forms
                    'actions' => ['create'],
                    'allow' => true,
                    'roles' => ['@'],        // role only logged user can create form

'components' => [
	  'authManager' => ['class' => 'yii\rbac\DbManager',],

Form renderer widget

use pceuropa\forms\Form;
echo Form::widget([
     'body' => '[[{"field": "input", "type": "text", "width": "col-md-5", "name": "email", "placeholder": "email"},{"field": "input", "name": "pass", "type": "text", "placeholder": "pass", "width": "col-md-5"},{"field": "submit", "width": "col-md-2", "backgroundcolor": "btn-info", "label": "Submit"}]]',
     'typeRender' => 'php'


  echo Form::widget([
     'formId' => 1, // equivalennt 'form' => FormModel::findOne(1)->body

Configure RBAC Component

To use generator console, add fallowing code to console config (console.php)

'controllerMap' => [
  'formsrbac' => [
      'class' => 'pceuropa\forms\migrations\RbacController',

To use RBAC dont forget add fallowing code to app config (web.php or main.php)

'components' => [
	  'authManager' => ['class' => 'yii\rbac\DbManager',],

Create rbac tables in the database yii migrate --migrationPath=@yii/rbac/migrations

Create RBAC rules and roles. Asssign role user to all users. You can add assign role acction in SignupController php yii formsrbac/generate


Php tests run

vendor/bin/codecept run -c vendor/pceuropa/yii2-forms


cd vendor/pceuropa/yii2-forms
../../bin/codecept run

JavaScript tests run On begining install depencies:

cd vendor/pceuropa/yii2-forms
npm install

run test

cd vendor/pceuropa/yii2-forms
karma start
//or if you use karma localy
npm run test

ex. Menu

'label' => 'forms',
    'items' => [
        ['label' => 'List of all forms', 'url' => ['/forms/module/index']],
        ['label' => 'User\'s forms', 
            'url' => ['/forms/module/user'],
            'visible' => !Yii::$app->user->isGuest
        ['label' => 'Create form', 'url' => ['/forms/module/create']],
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