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Version 5.0

November 2, 2012
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  • Upgrade to jqGrid 4.4
  • Search bug fix (OR operator)
  • 10 new custom themes, and old theme enhancement!
  • Updated them roller example with dropdowns to change theme
  • Now support ability to call JavaScript function from hyperlink
  • Added…
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Version 5.5

January 2, 2013
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  • Advanced search is now supported in detail grid.
  • Updated to ADOdb library 5.1.8
  • Added toolbar search dropdown support
  • phpChart integration example added!
  • Now support array parameter in set_col_dynalinks.It’s also backward…
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Version 5.5.1

January 14, 2013
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  • This is a patch release. It fixes an array index out of bound bug in the set edittype function.
  • It removed control validation logic for master/detail INLINE mode since this is no longer a limitation.
  • It removed a redundant include statement…
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Version 5.5.2

January 23, 2013
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  • File uploading now works when adding new a record.
  • Conditional format is now working with rows without a preexisting cell format.
  • Subgrid now supports filter methods.
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Version 5.5.5

April 20, 2013
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This release addresses a few bugs and added a number of new features.

  • The ODBC generic driver is now supported, as it works better in Unix environments for some databases such as MS SQL.
  • A set_grid_method function was added.
  • jqGrid 4.4.5,…
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Version 6.0

October 6, 2013
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This is a major release with many new features and enhancements.

New features:

  • composite primary key support,
  • autocomplete control,
  • sortable row,
  • nested/drill-down editable subgrid,
  • a column chooser,
  • Excel mode,
  • global theme and…
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Version 6.1

June 24, 2014
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  • A bug in client side grid object referencing was fixed by using a unique jQuery selector ID and grid object variable name to avoid a naming collision.
  • A 4th parameter was added to the grouping method to hide the grouping column by…
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Version 6.2

December 4, 2014
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  • Updated advanced example to include date comparison.
  • Added set direction function
  • Added a better datetimepicker jquery library to pick both date AND time.
  • Page now reloads automatically as soon as a selection made in master grid by using…
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Version 6.5b

February 25, 2015
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  • New Features and Enhancements:
    • Supports single level, multiple subgrid. This is an internal update. No new method was introduced. Use set_subgrid() to create multiple subgrids of the same master grid. Previously the later subgrid would…
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Version 6.5

April 8, 2015
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Core grid library has been updated to jqGrid 4.6.

  • New Features:
    • Global text search (not the same as full-text search)
    • Math operation support such as column sum, avg. etc.
  • New Premium theme
    • cobalt-flatÓ. It’s flat and it’s…
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Version 6.51

June 17, 2015
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This is a minor patch release.

  • Features:
    • New phpGrid session class for custom session handling.
    • Integrated search is now available in detail grid.
  • Examples
    • Bootstrap integration example
    • Laravel framework integration example



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Version 6.52b

August 8, 2015
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  • Features:
    • Added 2nd parameter to in enable_search() for Excel like auto filter
    • Nested dropdown is now supported in FORM edit.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Added $this->jq_gridName to javascript function names in imageFormatter and…
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Version 6.53

October 1, 2015
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  • Features:
    • PDF export now support logo through enable_export 2nd parameter.
  • Demo:
    • Complex query through local array
  • Bug fixes:
    • File upload field displays Delete button when adding a new record.
    • Nested dropdown child…
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Version 6.6

November 23, 2015
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  • New Features
    • Column auto resize based on contained contents
    • Pivot grid support + new pivot grid example!
    • Zend Framework, DB2 Support (new downloaded added to member portal)
    • Virtual column positioning (beta)
    • New date format…
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Version 6.7

January 24, 2016
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List of main changes:

  • PHP 7 support!
  • PDF class updated to support PHP 7
  • Native Excel export (requires PHPExcel)
  • ADOdb 5.20 data access library update for PHP 7 support
  • Bug fix subgrid to add readonly fields support
  • Minor theme update.


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Version 6.7.10

April 15, 2016
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  • Added 2nd parameter in set_multiselect() so pagination will not clear selected row when set to true.

Bug fixes:

  • Column sorting is working again
  • INLINE edit to set focus on selected cell

New demo:

  • Complex query support…
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Version 6.9

August 15, 2016
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Major Changes:

  • Drag and Drop grouping support!
  • Clone selected row
  • PHP namespace full support!
  • Persist column settings upon page reload
  • New conditional formatting with custom javascript demo

New Theme:

  • New “lux” premium…
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Version 7

November 1, 2016
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New Features:

  • Form-only mode
    • Blank form
    • Load form from existing record
    • Theme support
    • Group header
    • Tooltip
    • Redirect after submit


  • WYSIWYG color picker support
  • CRUD success/error status display
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Version 7.1

January 18, 2017
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  • set_masterdetail now has a 3rd parameter as the master foriegn key. Linking keys no longer need to be the same name!
  • Pivot grid to handle large data set
  • 5th parameter in set_group_properties to hide group…
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Version 7.1.5

February 7, 2017
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  • jQuery rating is now supported (custom editing is WIP)


  • Subgrid add new populates linking key value automatically from the parent grid
  • set_col_hidden() can take an array of string separated by comma
  • New…
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phpGrid Version 7.2 Released!

May 18, 2017
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  • CDN support. Default is false in conf.php
  • Added Bootstrap support
  • Added Fontawesome icon support
  • Drag and drop rows between datagrids


  • Reduced Lux theme td padding and gap for subgrid
  • Increase…
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Announcing phpGrid v7.2.5!

August 2, 2017
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  • Features:
    • New JOOMLA module (tested on 3+)
    • New constant to check upload file extension
    • define(‘UPLOADEXT’, ‘gif,png,jpg,jpeg’);
  • Enhancements:
    • Change datetimepicker interval from default 1 hour to 30 min
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Announcing phpGrid v7.2.6!

October 4, 2017
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  • Features:
    • CELL edit mode for Excel-like behavior
  • Enhancements:
    • Ability to handle very large datasets! Demo included.
    • Set “url” to the current executing script to address variable scoping.
    • Much improved Tabbed datagrid…
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Announcing phpGrid v7.2.7!

May 4, 2018
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  • Features:
    • Added Timepicker support. Requires column with SQL Time data type. For database has no TIME type support, you can use Sql Datetime type and choose to show time only
  • Enhancements:
    • Updated to jQuery 3.3.1 with migration…
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Announcing phpGrid v7.2.8

November 25, 2018
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  • Features:
    • Datepicker, Datetimepicker, Timepicker are now automatically used based on the type returned from ADOdb Mysqli driver. Before it was only Datepicker by default.
    • Ready-made apps (Enterprise PLUS)
  • Enhancements:
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phpGrid v7.2.9 (Patch Release)

December 8, 2018
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This is an important patch release.

  • Added missing .map files for Safari
  • Returning proper empty JSON with ‘die’ in masterdetail.php, or ‘undefined’ error message shows up that overlays the master-detail grid
  • Upgraded jQuery Migrate 3.0.1…
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