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Action Grid 5 - Touch Friendly and Responsive Grids For DNN Data-rich Applications

posted by DNN Sharp - 04/03/2018

Ridiculously Good-looking Grids For

DNN Data-rich Applications

Action Grid enables the integration of powerful tables from multiple sources(ODBC support) into DNN projects, providing a simple, yet flexible means of displaying data in a tabular format


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Integrated with Action Form

Manage the submitted Action Form entries from different forms, filtering, sorting, searching for records, editing records or deleting records.

Manage Data From Any Source

Display data in a tabular format out of the box from each of the following data sources: Action Form forms, Database table, SQL Query

Responsive and Touch Friendly

The most trending topics in web are with Action Grid. The data grid fits to any screen size and is swipe-able on touch capable devices


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Powerful Features That Put You In Control
  • Data Filtering

    Action Grid has the option to reduce data to a smaller, viewable subset that provides the user with the means of hiding rows that do not satisfy a specified criteria.

  • Customizable Pagination

    Action Grid provides flexible controls on page view navigation, allowing users to move between pages, and the number of rows to be displayed can be selected, feature most useful for large numbers of rows.

  • Touch Experience

    Action Grid gives an effortless and natural user experience by delivering state-of-the-art, true multi-touch performance for tablets and other touch-enabled devices.

  • Flexible Layouts

    Action Grid allows admins or end users to set different templates (Grid, Listing & Carousel) for desktop and mobile devices.

  • Sorting Capabilities

    Action Grid allows the user to sort alphabetically, ascending or descending by clicking on the column headers.

  • Form Builder

    Action Grid is shipped with a visual form designer which allows you to build and deploy forms inside the grid fields in no time

  • Inline Editing

    The inline editing functionality allows end users to edit each individual item in a row or the entire grid.

  • User Friendly

    Action Grid has many user-friendly features that allow additional information to be displayed, such as row and field tooltips and error messages. It also allows various icons customization.

  • Database Table Data Source

    Action Grid connects to database tables, which opens new possibilities, such as building management modules for existing DNN entities (users, pages), or for custom tables.

  • Action Form Data Source

    Action Grid seamlessly integrates with Action Form, allowing querying, editing and deleting Action Form submitted data.

  • SQL Query Data Source

    The SQL Query data source in Action Grid fills the need of managing data that comes from multiple tables or built using complex statements.

  • Initializers

    A brand new feature that helps users set up the grid in no time from a local or external database table.

  • Events and Actions

    Action Grid allows attaching a list of actions to events such as deletion. The actions are executed in that particular order.

  • Extensible Framework

    With dozens of actions out of the box, Action Grid also provides an extensible framework for developers to build on custom actions.

  • Link to

    With this option you can link any multiple choice controls together, so when one changes, the options in the others change as well.

  • Redirect Actions

    When an event occurs, Action Grid can be configured to redirect to a page or document from current portal or an arbitrary URL.

  • User and Roles Action

    Action Grid allows you to grant or revoke the specified security role from a user and update user profile when an event occurs.

  • Send Emails

    This action will send an email to the user or to a specific list of recipients. Optionally, it can be set up to attach a list of files.

  • Execution Context

    This is done manually with Load User and Inject Data actions or automatically by various other actions.

  • Execute Custom SQL Queries

    Action Grid can be configured to execute SQL Queries with the grid data and stores the output for use in other actions. Optionally, it can load multiple columns at once.

  • Server Request Action

    This feature allows grid data posts to a different server, supporting multiple HTTP methods and HTTP headers. The response can be parsed with a Regex action.

  • Conditional Actions

    With Action Grid, conditions can be written (My Tokens expressions, C# Boolean expressions) that will determine whether the action will get executed or not.

  • Execute Token Action

    This action employs My Tokens, where the stored content can use business logic that generates and saves data.

  • Grid Buttons

    Action Grid allows you to add custom grid buttons that can be used to implement bulk actions, perform related tasks or run custom JavaScript code.

  • Template Fields

    This feature allows you to create your content that references existing Data Source fields using token syntax, e.g. [FieldName].

  • Formula Fields

    This feature allows you to compute a numeric value by referencing grid fields and tokens.

  • Item Buttons

    The buttons are shown for each item in the list or grid view. You can define multiple actions to be executed when the button is clicked and run custom JavaScript code.

  • Customizable Columns

    Action Grid allows you to define the number of columns in the list view to be displayed on different screen sizes.

  • .CSV Export

    Action Grid allows you to convert grid data in downloadable .CSV files that can be easily exported.

  • Secure

    Action Grid uses the recommended practices for keeping all your data safe and preventing any unauthorized access.

  • Best Practices

    Action Grid tries to ensure a smooth and conflict-free integration with any DNN skin or module by implementing the development best practices.

  • Responsiveness

    Since Action Grid is fully responsive, the tabular data will adapt to any screen size, so the grid will look good on any device.

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SQL Query
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Item Buttons
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