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Magento 2 - Build World-Class online stores by Jonathan Bownds, Bret Williams, Vladimir Kerkhoff, Ray Bogman, Fernando J. Miguel

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Creating a backend data grid

Adding a page to the backend requires, just like the frontend, a configured route, controller, and layout file. In order to display a grid page to show data from a table, there are currently three ways available:

  • Creating a grid container and specifying the fields to display and data source to use in the grid class. This method is similar to how a grid is built in Magento 1 and is not really flexible/easy to extend. An example of how this is used can be found in the CMS Page module:

    Magento\Cms\Block\Adminhtml\Page

    Magento\Cms\Block\Adminhtml\Page\Grid

  • Using this method, there is only a grid container Block class created. The grid fields and options are defined in the layout XML file. This makes it possible to extend the ...

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