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ActiveScaffold provides a quick and powerful user interfaces for CRUD (create, read, update, delete) operations for Rails applications. It offers additonal features including searching, pagination & layout control. Rails 3.2 and 4.x are supported, ruby >= 1.9 required. For rails 4 is recommended >= 4.0.5.

Branch Details

rails-3.2 branch on Github supports Rails 3.1 & 3.2, and is the current source of the 3.2.x line of gems. The master branch (3.3.x) has dropped support for Rails 3.1

Quick Start

To get started with a new Rails project

Added to Gemfile

gem 'active_scaffold'

Run the following commands

bundle install
bundle exec rake db:create
rails g active_scaffold User name:string
bundle exec rake db:migrate

Add the following line to app/assets/javascripts/application.js

//= require active_scaffold

Add the following line to /app/assets/stylesheets/application.css

*= require active_scaffold

Run the app and visit localhost:3000/users


See Wiki for instructions on customising ActiveScaffold and to find the full API details.

Compatibility Issues

jQuery 1.9 deprecates some methods that rails-3.2 branch still uses (NB: jQuery 1.9 is supported in 3.3.x, the master branch). You'll therefore need to ensure you use jQuery 1.8. You can do this by fixing version in your Gemfile:

gem 'jquery-rails', '2.1.4'

active_scaffold_batch plugin gem (versions 3.2.x) require 3.3.x (master branch). Therefore if you wish to try using active_scaffold_batch with this branch, you'll need to fork the project and edit the runtime dependency in the gemspec file (use at your own discretion)


ActiveScaffold grew out of a project named Ajaxscaffold dating back to 2006. It has had numerous contributors including:

ActiveScaffold Gem/Plugin by Scott Rutherford (scott@caronsoftware.com), Richard White (rrwhite@gmail.com), Lance Ivy (lance@cainlevy.net), Ed Moss, Tim Harper and Sergio Cambra (sergio@programatica.es)

Uses DhtmlHistory by Brad Neuberg (bkn3@columbia.edu) http://codinginparadise.org

Uses Querystring by Adam Vandenberg http://adamv.com/dev/javascript/querystring

Uses Paginator by Bruce Williams http://paginator.rubyforge.org/

Supports RecordSelect by Lance Ivy and Sergio Cambra http://github.com/scambra/recordselect/


Released under the MIT license (included)