Yii CGridView Example on Using CCheckBoxColumn

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Say you have a CGridView widget that you created like this (assuming you've passed a suitable data provider from your controller in variable $dp (like an instance of CActiveDataProvider)):

In this example, the models in the data provider are objects which have id and name attributes:

    'id' => 'my-grid',
    'dataProvider' => $dp,
    'selectableRows'=>5, // can be anything other than 1 or 0
    'columns' => [
            'name' => 'id'
            'name' => 'name'
            'header' => "foo",
            'class' => 'CCheckBoxColumn',
            'selectableRows' => null,
            'checked' => '($data->name !== "john")',//php code in single quotes


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