Yii Framework Code Generator Extension

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Gii Extension for Yii

This extension provides a Web-based code generator, called Gii, for Yii framework applications. You can use Gii to quickly generate models, forms, modules, CRUD, etc.

For license information check the LICENSE-file.

Documentation is at docs/guide/README.md.

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The preferred way to install this extension is through composer.

composer require --prefer-dist yiisoft/yii-gii


Once the extension is installed, simply modify your application configuration as follows:

return [
    'bootstrap' => ['gii'],
    'modules' => [
        'gii' => [
            '__class' => Yiisoft\Yii\Gii\Gii::class,
        // ...
    // ...

You can then access Gii through the following URL:


or if you have enabled pretty URLs, you may use the following URL:


Using the same configuration for your console application, you will also be able to access Gii via command line as follows,

# change path to your application's base path
cd path/to/AppBasePath

# show help information about Gii
yii help gii

# show help information about the model generator in Gii
yii help gii/model

# generate City model from city table
yii gii/model --tableName=city --modelClass=City