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, […]

Make it mandatory for new users to agree to terms and conditions before signing up

I got a question from an AppGini user on how to make it a requirement for users to check an ‘I agree’ box when they sign up to AppGini — possibly as part of GDPR compliance, or to agree to some other terms and conditions. We do plan to add support for this as part […]

Displaying count of child records on the tab title

AppGini supports displaying a list of child records in the detail view of the parent record. For example, here is the detail view of an employee record from the online Northwind demo: (Ignore the weird cartoons for now!) So … It would be nice if the count of subordinates is displayed on the ‘Subordinates’ tab, […]

Hiding the nicedit component from a page

AppGini uses nicedit Javascript component for displaying rich text areas, where users can enter formatted input. You might wish to hide/show the rich editor in an AppGini page, or in one of your custom pages. This can be done using JavaScript code. To hide nicedit components in a page:

To show nicedit components:

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How to hide a field in child table view?

In many cases, your application might have a child table, like this: Let’s say we want to hide the Company and Open columns from that child table. You can add a CSS rule to hide specific columns from the child table. In the generated hooks/footer-extras.php, add code similar to this:

In the above code, […]