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

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Action Grid enables the integration of powerful tables from multiple sources into DNN projects, providing a simple, yet flexible means of displaying data in a tabular format. Module 37942
  • $149.95 Standard License 1 domain and unlimited subdomains  

    Bundled with 3 Months Of Updates and Support

  • $749.95 Enterprise LicenseUnlimited installations within 1 organization
  • $1,499.95 Developer LicenseRedistribution*


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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


This product will not be offered for sale as a separate product after September 30, 2021. It is incorporated into our AppBuilder platform, which is the next generation of our DNN Sharp products. It combines the power of all of our products to provide a full environment for Low-Code development. If you are interested, we’ll be happy to discuss how you can learn more about the new product and the migration path from individual DNN Sharp tools.


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


 DNN: See Compatibility Matrix   SQL Server 2012+ ASP.NET 4.5.2+  Browsers: IE11, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera 

What's New in 5


  • Increased minimum DNN version and ASP.NET version
  • Added a new datasource (JSON)
  • Improved accessibility according to ADA & WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines
  • Improved the SQL Select (CTE) Datasource and added the Order By option
  • Added the manual/auto options to update/refresh datasource
  • Added an option in Serialize actions to export only visible fields
  • Other bug fixes

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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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Application Screenshots
Data Source
Action Form Data Source
Database Table
SQL Query
Add Computed Field Option
Item Buttons
General Settings
your edition
Standard Enterprise* Developer
Install licence 1 domain and unlimited subdomains Unlimited installations and portals Unlimited installations and portals
Subscription (free updates and new versions)** 3 months or through 3/31/2022  3 months or through 3/31/2022 3 months or through 3/31/2022
Source Code No No Only with 1 year of updates option
Redistribution Not permitted Not permitted Permitted
Support** 3 months or through 3/31/2022 3 months or through 3/31/2022 3 months or through 3/31/2022

* Enterprise is defined as your company site(s) and those of your customers that are directly managed by your organization.

** The updates and support subscription depends on the option you choose (Bundled with Free Updates and Support through March 31, 2022)

You Have Questions, We Have The Answers

Frequently asked questions cover answers to most of the questions that you might have related to Action Grid. Please read this section carefully before waiting for support. Who knows? You might find the answer quicker than expected.

FAQ 1. Is there a trial version available?

Yes. You can download the Action Grid 30 day free trial from here here

The trial version is identical to the full version, except for the time limitations.

FAQ 2. Can I extend my trial?

No, but for outstanding situations, please email us at [email protected]

FAQ 3. Will I lose the settings I make during the trial when I buy?

Absolutely not. You just need to use for activation the registration key received via email after the purchase was made.

FAQ 4. I’ve hired a developer to work on my site. Who should buy the license?

You should. It is always best for you, the site owner, to have access to your account on dnnsharp.com. That’s how you access downloads, license keys, and support. You can purchase an Action Grid license under your own name and then give the developer the license key for the site. That way, you retain control of your own module purchase in the event that you need access or decide to switch developers.

FAQ 5. Can I use Action Grid to build and distribute applications?

You can integrate and distribute Action Grid with your own products, but it should not be main functionality, it shoud be added value, and should not be in competition with our existing product. If we go into competition later, the developer will still be allowed to use the version he owns at that time, and continue to develop it, but will not receive new updates.

FAQ 6. Can I have one instance for dev, staging and live?

Yes, but please contact us at [email protected]

FAQ 7. Can the license be transferred?

Yes, but only if there is a transfer of ownership of the entire product.

FAQ 8. Can I upgrade to different license type later?

Yes, you can upgrade to a higher tier (and more value-packed) license for just the price difference in qualifying purchases made within the past 3 months. If your purchase was made more than 3 months ago, don’t worry, we still have a special offer for you. Just email us at [email protected]

FAQ 9. Where can I get support?

We have a dedicated support forum for Action Grid.

This forum is monitored on week days. That is the best place to pose your questions; not only does our team moderate the forum and provide light module support, but other users are always chiming into the the discussions with their own thoughts — which makes for a solid experience on all fronts, and allows a number of perspectives that wouldn’t be present during an email exchange.

Our support forums focus on helping people with bugs and other issues, and we can not provide in-depth support on complex customizations of our modules. Most legitimate bugs that are reported will be logged and fixed for the next release; if a workaround can be easily provided, we’ll share one in the interim. When it comes to customization, while we’re happy to help point users in the right direction towards accomplishing a desired customization if we can, we won’t build your site or app for you.

FAQ 10. If I upgrade my DNN version, do I need to also upgrade the module?

It's recommended because we test and optimize for new versions. Sometimes, new DNN version also breaks our modules so then you'll be required to upgrade. It's recommended to upgrade all at once to optimize the Q&A costs.

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5 5 (9 product reviews)
says... 5 5.0
A go to module
Posted 7/31/2018
says... 5 5.0
Combined with Action Form, this creates a world of options to create websites with applications and database without being a hardcore developer.
Posted 7/26/2016
says... 5 5.0
This is the best SQL grid we've used yet. Lots of options and the look is perfect.
Posted 8/5/2016
Mike R says... 5 5.0
This module and many others from dnn sharp have completely changed the way in which I approach every project. Once you get a basic understanding of... Show More
Posted 9/17/2015
Maciek W says... 5 5.0
I love this module and especially like its functionality to get the data from a different database. DNNSharp support and forum helped me with... Show More
Posted 2/18/2015

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Product Specifications

  • Manage Lots Of Data From Any Source:
    Action Grid allows displaying data in a tabular format out of the box from each of the following data sources: Action Form forms, Database table, SQL Query. It’s also possible to add new custom data sources without needing the Action Grid source code.

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

  • Seamlessly Integrated with Action Form:
    Action Grid enables the management of the submitted Action Form entries from different forms. It allows filtering, sorting, searching for records, editing records or delete records.