Life and Code

by Aditi Barbhai


computer science

(tutorial) jqGrid cell edit example

Since I seem to be getting regular visitors to my first jqGrid tutorial, I thought I’d make more.

In this tutorial, we’ll see how to make a table editable using the “celledit” property of the grid.

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(tutorial) Getting started with shell scripting!

So, I’m back to school this semester (part time for now) and one of the first things we’re doing in our class is Shell Scripting. As a girl who got into this whole “computer science thing” after playing around with several Linux distros and loving the terminal, this is very fun for me! The course’s focus is mainly UNIX and C, but this is how we’re getting introduced to the terminal and I have no qualms. Shell scripting is almost like a game, and fairly is easy to pick up, even for someone who has little to no knowledge of the shell/terminal. So here’s a little script to get you started!

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(tutorial) A Simple jqGrid

The resulting two-column grid, in all its shining silver glory 😉

I promised in my last post to do a jqGrid tutorial, and here it is!

So, in this tutorial, we’re going to build a basic jqGrid with local data. No need to know PHP or have a localhost installed. Just type and go.

First, you need to download jqGrid from here:

Import it into your page as such:

<script src="js/jquery-1.4.2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

<script src="js/i18n/grid.locale-en.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

<script src="js/jquery.jqGrid.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

(Remember, the above code goes in your header!). You will have to modify the jqGrid file URLs based on where you saved your html file vs. the jqGrid files.

Then, the html:

<table id="grid"></table>

<div id="pager"></div>

And that’s all you need! IMPORTANT: make sure your “#grid” is a table and not a div. jqGrid will not work if you feed it a div id instead of a table id. The pager can (should) be a div. Now, the last (and most important) step is the script:

var mydata = [
{ id : "one", "name" : "row one" },
{ id : "two", "name" : "row two" },
{ id : "three", "name" : "row three" }

$("#grid").jqGrid({ //set your grid id
data: mydata, //insert data from the data object we created above
datatype: 'local',
width: 500, //specify width; optional
colNames:['Id','Name'], //define column names
{name:'id', index:'id', key: true, width:50},
{name:'name', index:'name', width:100}
], //define column models
pager: '#pager', //set your pager div id
sortname: 'id', //the column according to which data is to be sorted; optional
viewrecords: true, //if true, displays the total number of records, etc. as: "View X to Y out of Z” optional
sortorder: "asc", //sort order; optional
caption:"jqGrid Example" //title of grid

More options for the jqGrid function can be found here:

Now, just put it all together in one document and voila! You’ve got yourself a grid 😉

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