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Step 5. Create a Scheduler

And 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 again divide the step into 2 substeps:

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

Step 5.1. Configuring the View object

We will use a standard code initializing the component again.

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 "scheduler.php "
  2. Open the "scheduler.php " file and add the following code there:

    "views/scheduler.php" file

    <!DOCTYPE html>
        <meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
        <script src="dhtmlxScheduler/codebase/dhtmlxscheduler.js"></script>
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="dhtmlxScheduler/codebase/dhtmlxscheduler.css">
        <div id="scheduler_here" class="dhx_cal_container">
            <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 need to implement 2 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(null, "PHPLaravel");
$connector->configure(new SchedulerEvent(),"event_id","start_date,end_date,event_name");

The GridConnector constructor takes 2 parameters:

  • null - null is passed, as a model, not a database is used;
  • $PHPLaravel - the module for working with PHP, the hardcoded value.

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

  • new $modelName - the method creating a model ( SchedulerEvent());
  • $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 "SchedulerController.php ".

  2. Open the "SchedulerController.php " file and specify the namespace for controllers and include the SchedulerConnector class and the used model - SchedulerEvent

    "controllers/SchedulerController.php" file

    namespace App\Http\Controllers;
    use App\SchedulerEvent;
    use Dhtmlx\Connector\SchedulerConnector;

  3. Create the root controller class "SchedulerController ":

    "controllers/SchedulerController.php" file

    namespace App\Http\Controllers;
    use App\SchedulerEvent;
    use Dhtmlx\Connector\SchedulerConnector;
    class SchedulercController extends Controller {              // here you should place all your functions       }

  4. Create an action that will load data to the view and render the scheduler:

    "controllers/SchedulerController.php" file

    class SchedulerController extends Controller
        public function data() {                                                $connector = new SchedulerConnector(null, "PHPLaravel");            $connector->configure(                                                  new SchedulerEvent(),                                               "event_id",                                                         "start_date, end_date, event_name"                              );                                                                  $connector->render();                                           }                                                               }

    It is also possible to use the result of the query instead of the model, e.g.:
        SchedulerEvent::where('user_id', '=', 1)->get(),
        "start_date, end_date, event_name"                  
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