Note: The code generators in
yiic shellhave been deprecated since version 1.1.2. Please use the more powerful and extensible Web-based code generators available in Gii, instead.
Open a command line window, and execute the commands listed as follows,
% cd WebRoot/testdrive % protected/yiic shell Yii Interactive Tool v1.1 Please type 'help' for help. Type 'exit' to quit. >> model User tbl_user generate models/User.php generate fixtures/tbl_user.php generate unit/UserTest.php The following model classes are successfully generated: User If you have a 'db' database connection, you can test these models now with: $model=User::model()->find(); print_r($model); >> crud User generate UserController.php generate UserTest.php mkdir D:/testdrive/protected/views/user generate create.php generate update.php generate index.php generate view.php generate admin.php generate _form.php generate _view.php Crud 'user' has been successfully created. You may access it via: http://hostname/path/to/index.php?r=user
In the above, we use the
yiic shell command to interact with our
skeleton application. At the prompt, we execute two sub-commands:
model User tbl_userand
crud User. The former generates a model class named
User for the
while the latter analyzes the
User model and generates the code implementing
the corresponding CRUD operations.
Note: You may encounter errors like "...could not find driver", even though the requirement checker shows you have already enabled PDO and the corresponding PDO driver. If this happens, you may try to run the
yiictool as follows,% php -c path/to/php.ini protected/yiic.php shell
path/to/php.inirepresents the correct PHP ini file.
Let's enjoy our work by browsing the following URL:
This will display a list of user entries in the
Create User button on the page. We will be brought to the login
page if we have not logged in before. After logged in, we see
an input form that allows us to add a new user entry. Complete the form and
click on the
Create button. If there is any input error, a nice error
prompt will show up which prevents us from saving the input. Back to the
user list page, we should see the newly added user appearing in the list.
Repeat the above steps to add more users. Notice that user list page will automatically paginate the user entries if there are too many to be displayed in one page.
If we login as an administrator using
admin/admin, we can view the user
admin page with the following URL:
This will show us the user entries in a nice tabular format. We can click on the table header cells to sort the corresponding columns. We can click on the buttons on each row of data to view, update or delete the corresponding row of data. We can browse different pages. We can also filter and search to look for the data we are interested in.
All these nice features come without requiring us to write a single line of code!