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Readers of mine will know I'm a big fan of jQuery. Now, we have a great Ajaxified grid in CF8, but a friend wrote to ask me how to use jqGrid ( with ColdFusion. No problem: I am a freaking guru, after all!

Four and a half hours later, a broken man, having enlisted help from my colleague, Maciej, I finally have the answer...

Here's the HTML:

<title>jqGrid Demo</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="/jqGrid-3.3/themes/basic/grid.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="/jqGrid-3.3/themes/jqModal.css" />
<script src="/jqGrid-3.3/jquery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/jqGrid-3.3/jquery.jqGrid.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/jqGrid-3.3/js/jqModal.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/jqGrid-3.3/js/jqDnR.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
datatype: 'json',
colNames:['Inv No','Date', 'Amount','Tax','Total','Notes'],
colModel :[
{name:'id',index:'id', width:60, sorttype:"int"},
{name:'invdate',index:'invdate', width:90, sorttype:"date"},
{name:'amount',index:'amount', width:80, align:"right",sorttype:"float"},
{name:'tax',index:'tax', width:80, align:"right",sorttype:"float"},
{name:'total',index:'total', width:80,align:"right",sorttype:"float"},
{name:'note',index:'note', width:150, sortable:false}],
pager: $('#pager'),
sortorder: "desc",
viewrecords: true,
imgpath: '/jqGrid-3.3/themes/basic/images',
caption: 'Invoices',
jsonReader: {
root: "ROWS",
page: "PAGE",
total: "TOTAL",
cell: "",
id: "id"
<table id="list" class="scroll"> <div id="pager" class="scroll" style="text-align:center;"> </body>

And here's the CFC that it calls for data:

<cfcomponent displayname="InvoiceMgr" extends="halogen.Object" output="false">
<cffunction name="getInvoices" access="remote" output="false" returnformat="json">
<cfset invoices = ArrayNew(1) />
<cfquery datasource="test" name="q">
SELECT * FROM invheader
<cfloop query="q">
<cfset invoices[currentrow] = [#invid#, '#invdate#', #amount#, #tax#, #total#, #note#]>
<cfset str = {total=1, page=1, records=#q.recordcount#, rows=invoices}>
<cfreturn str />

Just in case you ever need to know...

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Comment by Jim Papaleo on January 29, 2009 at 21:20
I've got a basic jqgrid working. Great! So how do I pass more arguements to the cfc? Say I only want to see a certain invoice? I've been search every where for the answer. So, how do I do that?
Comment by Mike on December 9, 2008 at 19:59
Hi Hal,
I just try you tuto but it seems to not work, maybe because of the CFC i don't know, the Grid still empty, can you please look any further to give me a solution

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