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RailsAdmin

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RailsAdmin is a Rails engine that provides an easy-to-use interface for managing your data.

It started as a port of MerbAdmin to Rails 3 and was implemented as a Ruby Summer of Code project by Bogdan Gaza with mentors Erik Michaels-Ober, Yehuda Katz, Luke van der Hoeven, and Rein Henrichs.

Announcements

  • for those with rake db:migrate errors, update to master and check that you see the line: "[RailsAdmin] RailsAdmin initialization disabled by default." when you launch the task. If not (or if migrations still don't work), open a ticket with an application on Github that can reproduce the issue.

  • config.models do ... end is deprecated (note the 's' to models, config.model(MyModel) do .. end is fine), for performance reasons (forces early loading of all application's models). Duplicate to each model instead, before next release. If you really need the old behavior:

config.models.each do |m|
  config.model m do
    # <<<< here goes your code
  end
end

Features

  • Display database tables
  • Create new data
  • Easily update data
  • Safely delete data
  • Custom actions
  • Automatic form validation
  • Search and filtering
  • Export data to CSV/JSON/XML
  • Authentication (via Devise)
  • Authorization (via Cancan)
  • User action history (internally or via PaperTrail)
  • Supported ORMs
    • ActiveRecord
    • Mongoid [new]

Demo

Take RailsAdmin for a test drive with sample data. (Source code.)

Installation

In your Gemfile, add the following dependencies:

gem 'fastercsv' # Only required on Ruby 1.8 and below
gem 'rails_admin'

Run:

$ bundle install

And then run:

$ rails g rails_admin:install

This generator will install RailsAdmin and Devise if you don't already have it installed. Devise is strongly recommended to protect your data from anonymous users. Note: If you do not already have Devise installed, make sure you remove the registerable module from the generated user model.

It will modify your config/routes.rb, adding:

mount RailsAdmin::Engine => '/admin', :as => 'rails_admin' # Feel free to change '/admin' to any namespace you need.

Note: The devise_for route must be placed before the mounted engine. The following will generate infinite redirects.

mount RailsAdmin::Engine => '/admin', :as => 'rails_admin'
devise_for :admins

This will resolve the infinite redirect error:

devise_for :admins
mount RailsAdmin::Engine => '/rails_admin', :as => 'rails_admin'

See #715 for more details.

It will also add an intializer that will help you getting started. (head for config/initializers/rails_admin.rb)

Finally run:

$ bundle exec rake db:migrate

Optionally, you may wish to set up Cancan, PaperTrail, CKeditor, CodeMirror

More on that in the Wiki

Usage

Start the server:

$ rails server

You should now be able to administer your site at http://localhost:3000/admin.

Configuration

All configuration documentation has moved to the wiki: https://github.com/sferik/rails_admin/wiki

Screenshots

Dashboard viewDelete viewList viewNested viewPolymorphic edit view

Support

If you have a question, please check this README, the wiki, and the list of known issues.

If you still have a question, you can ask the official RailsAdmin mailing list.

If you think you found a bug in RailsAdmin, you can [submit an issue][issues].

Supported Ruby Versions

This library aims to support and is tested against the following Ruby implementations:

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