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Step 5. Create a Scheduler

Now we're going to add a scheduler on the page. The technique used for dhtmlxGrid is the same for all other DHTMLX components, including dhtmlxScheduler.
We will divide the step into 2 substeps again:

If after completing the step, you will run webhost/codeigniter_dhtmlx/scheduler, the app will produce the following scheduler that loads data from server and saves them back:

Step 5.1. Configuring the View object

Let's create a View file that will present our scheduler.

For a deeper learning of dhtmlxScheduler initialization, read:

To configure the View object:
  1. In the "views " folder create a new file and name it "SchedulerView.php "
  2. Open the "SchedulerView.php " file and add the following code there:

    "views/SchedulerView.php" file

    <!DOCTYPE html>
        <meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
        <script src="./static/lib/dhtmlxScheduler/codebase/dhtmlxscheduler.js"></script>
        <link rel="stylesheet" href=".../dhtmlxScheduler/codebase/dhtmlxscheduler.css">
    <div id="scheduler_here" class="dhx_cal_container" style='width:100%; height:100%;'>
        <div class="dhx_cal_navline">
            <div class="dhx_cal_prev_button">&nbsp;</div>
            <div class="dhx_cal_next_button">&nbsp;</div>
            <div class="dhx_cal_today_button"></div>
            <div class="dhx_cal_date"></div>
            <div class="dhx_cal_tab" name="day_tab" style="right:204px;"></div>
            <div class="dhx_cal_tab" name="week_tab" style="right:140px;"></div>
            <div class="dhx_cal_tab" name="month_tab" style="right:76px;"></div>
        <div class="dhx_cal_header">
        <div class="dhx_cal_data">
    <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">
        document.body.onload = function() {
            scheduler.init('scheduler_here',new Date(2010,7,1),"month");
             // refers to the 'data' action that we will create in the next substep 
            // refers to the 'data' action as well
            var dp = new dataProcessor("./scheduler/data");
    </script> </body>

Step 5.2. Configuring the Controller object

In the controller, we'll use the same technique that was used for Grid. So let's implement the following actions:

  1. One that loads the view.
  2. One that loads and processes data.

To load and process data we will use SchedulerConnector. A common use of SchedulerConnector is:

$connector = new SchedulerConnector($db, $type);
$connector->configure($table,$id, $text, $extra);

The SchedulerConnector constructor takes 2 parameters:

  • $db - the DB connection variable;
  • $type - the database type.

Remember, in case of working with CodeIgniter, the parameters will always get the values:
$this->db and "PHPCI".

The configure method configures the SchedulerConnector object without rendering data and takes 4 parameters:

  • $table - the name of a table;
  • $id - the name of the id field;
  • $text - a comma separated list of rendered data fields;
  • $extra - (optional) a comma separated list of extra fields.
To configure the Controller object:
  1. Create a new file in the "controllers " folder and name it "Scheduler.php ".

  2. Open the "Scheduler.php " file and apply the use keyword to include SchedulerConnector:

    "controllers/Scheduler.php" file

    use Dhtmlx\Connector\SchedulerConnector;

  3. Create the root controller class with the name "Scheduler ":

    "controllers/Scheduler.php" file

    use Dhtmlx\Connector\SchedulerConnector;
    class Scheduler extends CI_Controller {                 // here you should place all your functions     }                                                                                              ?>

  4. Create an action that will load the view:

    "controllers/Scheduler.php" file

    сlass Scheduler extends CI_Controller {                     
        public function index(){                            $this->load->view("SchedulerView");         }                                           };

  5. Create an action that will load and process data:

    "controllers/Scheduler.php" file

    class Scheduler extends CI_Controller {                     
        public function index(){       
        public function data(){                                                 $this->load->database(); // data feed                                $connector = new SchedulerConnector($this->db, "PHPCI");            $connector->configure(                                                  "scheduler_events",                                                 "event_id",                                                         "start_date, end_date, event_name"                              );                                                                  $connector->render();                                           }                                                               };
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