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yii2-giiant

"Giiant is huge!"

PROJECT IS IN BETA STAGE!

Build Status

What is this?

Giiant is an extended code-generator for models and CRUDs, based upon Gii (Yii 2.0 Framework).

It creates prototypes for database models and backends including relations defined by foreign-key constrains in no-time.

To provide a highly flexible configuration system it features a callback-provider-queue to define rendering of customized inputs, columns or attribute values.

A main project goal is porting many features and learnings from gtc, giix, awecrud and other code-generators into one solution.

Resources

Features

Batch command

  • yii batch creates all models and/or CRUDs for a set of tables sequentially with a single command

Model generator

  • generates separate model classes to customize and base models classes which can be regenerated on schema changes
  • table prefixes can be stripped off model class names (not bound to db connection settings from Yii 2.0)

CRUD generator

  • input, attribute, column and relation customization with provider queues
  • callback provider to inject any kind of code for inputs, attributes and columns via dependency injection
  • virtual-relation support (non-foreign key relations)
  • model, view and controller locations can be customized to use subfolders
  • horizontal and vertical form layout
  • options for tidying generated code
  • action button class customization (Select "App Class" option on the Action Button Class option on CRUD generator to customize)

Installation

The preferred way to install this extension is through composer.

Using a stable version

composer require schmunk42/yii2-giiant:"@stable"

Using latest master

composer require schmunk42/yii2-giiant:"@dev"

The generators are registered automatically in the application bootstrap process, if Gii module is enabled.

You can try giiant via phd (dockerized PHP application template).

Configuration

It's recommended to configure a customized batch command in your application CLI configuration.

'controllerMap' => [
    'batch' => [
        'class' => 'schmunk42\giiant\commands\BatchController',
        'overwrite' => true,
        'modelNamespace' => 'app\\modules\\crud\\models',
        'crudTidyOutput' => true,
    ]
],

Note: yii giiant-batch is an alias for the default configuration of BatchController registered by this extension.

You can add the giiant specific configuration config/giiant.php, and include this from your config/main.php.

See the batches section for configuration details.

Usage

To create a full-featured database backend, run the CLI batch command

yii batch

You can still override the settings from the configuration, like selecting specific tables

yii batch --tables=a,list,of,tables

Core commands

Show help for gii

yii help gii

Create application-module for giiant CRUDs

yii gii/giiant-module

The commands for generating models and CRUD, there are usually run via the batch command above.

yii gii/giiant-model
yii gii/giiant-crud

Advanced

Provider usage and configuration via dependency injection

See docs for details.

Using callbacks to provide code-snippets

See docs for details.

Troubleshooting

See docs for known-issues, platform specific usage, quirks, faq, ...

Extras

Special thanks to motin, thyseus, uldisn and rcoelho for their work, inspirations and feedback.

Screenshots

giiant-0 2-screen-1 giiant-0 2-screen-2


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