New features in AppGini 5.80, an in-depth look

I’m so delighted to announce the release of AppGini 5.80. The new version includes some exciting new features that will add more power to your apps and save you more time. This post takes a thorough look into those new features. Calculated fields Calculated fields are read-only fields that get populated automatically with a value […]

Prevent specific groups from directly accessing a table in AppGini

In some application scenarios, you might meet the usage case where you want one or more user groups to be able to access a table only if it’s displayed as a child table, but not directly as a master table. Let’s take an example from the Northwind demo. Let’s say you have a users group […]

A work-around to implement a multiple choice lookup field in your AppGini apps

AppGini provides a multiple choice option list field, which is a handy way to allow users of your app to select multiple values from a list, for example to add tags/labels for a record. This is how it works: And this is how to configure it in AppGini: There is a problem with the above […]

Using full-text searches with AppGini apps

I recently received a very interesting question from an AppGini user regarding implementing full-text searches in AppGini apps. The user had a table containing millions of records, and normal search operations on a text field took too long (about 1.5 minutes according to the user). When he tried adding a full-text index on that field, […]

Trying to detect your application URI using DOCUMENT_ROOT? Read this first!

The application URI is the part of the URL after the host name (domain name) and before the home of your application. For example, for this blog, the URI is /blog/. If you are writing a PHP application to be distributed and installed in many environments that you have no idea how they are configured, […]