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PHP Generator 22.8 released

Aug 23, 2022

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PHP Generator

SQL Maestro Group is happy to announce a release of PHP Generator 22.8, a GUI frontend that allows you to build high-quality and feature-rich data-driven web applications for your database in minutes. There are versions for MySQL, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQLite, Firebird, DB2, SQL Anywhere and MaxDB.

The following is a list of new feature implementations since the last official release.

New feature highlights:

  • Generated php code is now fully compatible with all PHP versions up to PHP 8.1.
  • New and updated controls. This version extends the already wide spectrum of components available in grids, cards, and edit/insert forms.
    • Support for Toggles has been implemented. This control allows to represent logical column values in a comfortable view and to change them in one mouse click directly in data grid and cards. Text, size and style of toggles are customizable.
    • Support for Barcodes has been added (requires php 7.0 or higher). This view control allows you to represent string data as symbols that can be scanned electronically using laser or image-based technology. This version introduces 30 types of the most popular barcodes including UPC/EAN codes, Code 39, Code 128, and Postnet. The ability to set the foreground color makes it possible to use Barcodes in dark color schemes.
    • Support for QR Codes has been implemented. To represent column data as QR Code, just select the corresponding view control. Allow users to follow to specified links by clicking or tapping QR Codes using hyperlinks.
      Setting hyperlinks to QR codesPicture 4. Setting hyperlinks to QR codes
    • Starting from this version it's possible to sort data represented in Lookups, Multiple Select, CheckBox Group and Autocomplete editors as well as levels of Cascading Combobox editors by multiple columns.
      Lookup Editor: setting the sort orderPicture 5. Lookup Editor: setting the sort order Autocomplete Editor: setting the sort orderPicture 6. Autocomplete Editor: setting the sort order
    • From now on it is possible to provide editors with hints displayed when a user hover over editor captions.
      Editor hintPicture 7. Editor hint
  • Change page data source feature has been implemented. From now on you can change data source of an existing page. Just select a new data source and specify the accordance between columns to transfer View/Edit column properties. Columns used for master-detail linking are marked by asterisks and must be mapped.
    Change Page Data Source dialogPicture 8. Change Page Data Source dialog
  • Added an ability to specify the default output directory for the generated files.
    Application options: Default output directoryPicture 9. Application options: Default output directory
  • Starting from this version .XLSX file format and "phpexcel" engine (creates native Excel files) are used for export to Excel by default. The OnGetCustomExportOptions event allows to change these options.

  • Optimized big databases management. The new Refresh whole database on connect option has been added to the Generation rules. Uncheck this option to speed up working with large databases.
  • Added Portuguese (European), Greek and Latvian translations. Thanks to our users.
  • Added possibility to use shortcuts in any editor.

In addition to above, several bugs have been fixed and some other minor improvements and corrections have been made. For more information about a specific tool see the appropriate page:

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