Symfony DataGridBundle

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v3.2.0 2018-10-10 12:06 UTC


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This Symfony Bundle is a simple datagrid bundle. It aims to be easy to use and extensible.

Warning version 3

Version 3 is for Symfony ~3.3 or ~4.0 and PHP 7. There is no BC break in the usage between version 2 and version 3

Warning version 2

There are BC Breaks between version 1 and version 2.

Actual state


  • v3.x is in beta, no change in funcionnality.
  • v2.5.x is following version 2.5.x of doctrine
  • v2.4.x is following version 2.4.x of doctrine
  • v2.x is stable and production ready
  • v1.x is stable, production ready


  • Display a Data Grid from a Doctrine 2 Query Builder
  • Automatic filter
  • Sorting on columns
  • Easy to configure
  • Easy to extend
  • Documented (in this readme for basics and in Resources/doc for advanced topics)
  • Paginator can be used as a standalone component
  • Change of DataGrid behaviour with events
  • Change of DataGrid presentation with twig embeds

System Requirement

  • jQuery has to be present on your pages
  • Twig version 1.23+ is mandatory (use of twig embeds and Twig_Extension_GlobalsInterface)


The documentation is in this README and in Resources/doc


Run :

composer require kitpages/data-grid-bundle "~3.0"

Add to AppKernel.php :

$bundles = array(
    new Kitpages\DataGridBundle\KitpagesDataGridBundle(),

Configuration in config.yml

These values are default values. You can skip the configuration if it is ok for you.

        default_twig: KitpagesDataGridBundle:Grid:grid.html.twig
        default_twig: KitpagesDataGridBundle:Paginator:paginator.html.twig
        item_count_in_page: 50
        visible_page_count_in_paginator: 5

Note you can use the followin configuration in order to user Bootstrap 3 :

        default_twig: KitpagesDataGridBundle:Grid:bootstrap3-grid.html.twig
        default_twig: KitpagesDataGridBundle:Paginator:bootstrap3-paginator.html.twig

Simple Usage example

In the controller

use Kitpages\DataGridBundle\Grid\GridConfig;
use Kitpages\DataGridBundle\Grid\Field;
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request;

class ContactController
    public function productListAction(Request $request)
        // create query builder
        $repository = $this->getDoctrine()->getRepository('AcmeStoreBundle:Product');
        $queryBuilder = $repository->createQueryBuilder('item')
            ->where('item.price > :price')
            ->setParameter('price', '19.90')

        $gridConfig = new GridConfig();
            ->addField('item.slug', array('filterable' => true))
            ->addField('item.updatedAt', array(
                'sortable' => true,
                'formatValueCallback' => function($value) { return $value->format('Y/m/d'); }

        $gridManager = $this->get('kitpages_data_grid.grid_manager');
        $grid = $gridManager->getGrid($gridConfig, $request);

        return $this->render('AppSiteBundle:Default:productList.html.twig', array(
            'grid' => $grid

Twig associated

In your twig you just have to put this code to display the grid you configured.

{% embed kitpages_data_grid.grid.default_twig with {'grid': grid} %}
{% endembed %}

More advanced usage

In the controller

same controller than before

Twig associated

If you want to add a column on the right of the table, you can put this code in your twig.

{% embed kitpages_data_grid.grid.default_twig with {'grid': grid} %}

    {% block kit_grid_thead_column %}
    {% endblock %}

    {% block kit_grid_tbody_column %}
        <td><a href="{{ path ("my_route", {"id": item['']}) }}">Edit</a></td>
    {% endblock %}

{% endembed %}

More advanced usage

In the controller

use Kitpages\DataGridBundle\Grid\GridConfig;
use Kitpages\DataGridBundle\Grid\Field;
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request;

class AdminController extends Controller

    public function listAction(Request $request, $state)
        // create query builder
        $em = $this->get('doctrine')->getEntityManager();
        $queryBuilder = $em->createQueryBuilder()
            ->select('m, e, c')
            ->from('KitappMissionBundle:Mission', 'm')
            ->leftJoin('m.employee', 'e')
            ->leftJoin('m.client', 'c')
            ->where('m.state = :state')
            ->add('orderBy', 'm.updatedAt DESC')
            ->setParameter('state', $state)

        $gridConfig = new GridConfig();
            ->addField('m.title', array('label' => 'title', 'filterable' => true))
            ->addField('', array('filterable' => true))
            ->addField('c.corporation', array('filterable' => true))
            ->addField('e.lastname', array('filterable' => true))
            ->addField('', array('filterable' => true))

        $gridManager = $this->get('kitpages_data_grid.grid_manager');
        $grid = $gridManager->getGrid($gridConfig, $request);

        return $this->render('KitappMissionBundle:Admin:list.html.twig', array(
            'grid' => $grid

Twig associated

same Twig than before

Field "as"

For request like

$queryBuilder->select("item, * 3 as foo");

You can display the foo field with



You can modify the way this bundle works by listening events and modify some objects injected in the $event.

see the event documentation in Resources/doc/


Tag system is used to get some fields by tags. When you create a field, you can define some tags associated to this field. After that, in the grid config, you can find the fields that match this tag.

// add tag as the third parameter of the field 
$gridConfig->addField("", [], ['foo', 'bar']);
$gridConfig->addField("foo", [], ['myTag', 'foo']);

// get fieldList matching 'bar' tag. There is only one result.
$fieldList = $gridConfig->getFieldListByTag('bar');
$fieldList[0] // -> this is the first Field (which name is '')

Custom class for the $grid object

By default, the following line

$grid = $gridManager->getGrid($gridConfig, $request);

returns an object of the type Grid

You can use your own subclass of Grid. By default the GridManager creates the instance $grid of Grid but you can create the instance by yourself.

class CustomGrid extends Grid
	public $myParameter;
$myCustomGrid = new CustomGrid();
$grid = $gridManager->getGrid($gridConfig, $request,$myCustomGrid);

// now the $grid object is an instance of CustomGrid (it 
// is exactly the same object than $myCustomGrid, not cloned)

Reference guide

Add a field in the gridConfig

when you add a field, you can set these parameters :

$gridConfig->addField('slug', array(
    'label' => 'Mon slug',
    'sortable' => false,
    'visible' => true,
    'filterable' => true,
    'translatable' => true,
    'formatValueCallback' => function($value) { return strtoupper($value); },
    'autoEscape' => true,
    'category' => null, // only used by you for checking this value in your events if you want to...
    'nullIfNotExists' => false, // for leftJoin, if value is not defined, this can return null instead of an exception

What can you personalize in your twig template

With the embed system of twig 1.8 and more, you can override some parts of the default rendering (see example in the "More advanced usage" paragraph).

You can consult the base twig template here to see what you can personalize.