Yii Gii eXtended + Haml templates and some improvements
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Giix-Haml is based on Giix 1.9.1

Original Giix project: http://code.google.com/p/giix/

Before installing

Giix-Haml should run with:

  • Yii 1.1.7+ (tested with revision 3340)
  • Linux
  • Apache 2.2 or nginx 0.8+
  • MySQL 5.x
  • PHP 5.2+

Giix-Haml may run on other setups, but there is no official suppport for them. There is no planned official support for other setups, including Windows/IIS, XAMPP/etc or other DBMS.


  1. Copy the directoryies "core" and "components" from the downloaded archive, or clone this repository, into your application's protected/extensions/giix-haml directory. You'll have to create the giix-haml directory.


cd your-project/protected/extensions
git clone git://github.com/theblacksmith/giix-haml.git
  1. Configure the gii generator path in your application, like: bq.

     'modules' => array(
         'gii' => array(
             'password'=>'[type your password here]',
             'class' => 'system.gii.GiiModule',
             'generatorPaths' => array(
                 'ext.giix-haml.core', // giix generators
     . . .
  2. Configure your application to automatically load the giix component classes when needed, like:

     'import' => array(
         'ext.giix-haml.components.*', // giix components

It is recommended to set at least the 'password' and 'ipFilters' properties in gii for security.

For more information see the gii documentation at http://www.yiiframework.com/doc/api/GiiModule.

Additionaly, you may remove the entire 'giix-haml.core' directory and generator configuration (step 2 above) when releasing your Web application for improved security.


After installing, you will see the giix generators on the gii page. The giix generators' names start with "giix". When generating CRUD, select the haml template under the "Code template" option.

Read the gii doumentation at http://www.yiiframework.com/doc/api/GiiModule on how to use it.

If you want to use the GxActiveRecord::saveWithRelated method, you must first generate the pivot model for the cross-reference table of the relationship. The pivot model class is the active record between two other active records that have a MANY_MANY relationship.

If you have already generated models for every table in your schema, you are ready to use the method to save your MANY_MANY relations. If you use the support for saving MANY_MANY relations as generated, you will need to manually write code to support scenarios. This is an important security concern.