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Follow the github readme, and boot quickly an admin panel for any database
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CRUD Admin Generator

What is CRUD Admin Generator?

CRUD Admin Generator ( is a tool to generate a complete backend from a MySql database where you can create, read, update and delete records in a database.

The backend is generated in seconds without configuration files where there is a lot of "magic" and is very difficult to adapt to your needs.

The generated code is fully customizable and extensible.

It has been programmed with the Silex framework, so the resulting code is PHP.


Here's examples how to use this project with docker

docker run -p <port-you-want>:80 -v /path/to/local/config.php:/var/www/html/config.php <image-id>

or with docker compose

  image: jnmik/crud-admin-generator:0.0.1
  - <port-you-want>:80
  - /path/to/local/config.php:/var/www/html/config.php

Clone the repository

git clone admingenerator

cd admingenerator

Download composer:

curl -sS | php

Install vendors:

php composer.phar install

Prepare your environment configs:

cp -f config.php.dist config.php

You need point the document root of your virtual host to /path_to/admingenerator/web

This is an example of VirtualHost:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /path_to/admingenerator/web
    DirectoryIndex index.php
    <Directory "/path_to/admingenerator/web">
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        Order Allow,Deny
        Allow from all
        AllowOverride all
        <IfModule mod_php5.c>
            php_admin_flag engine on
            php_admin_flag safe_mode off
            php_admin_value open_basedir none

You can customize the url using the .htaccess file, maybe this will help you:

Generate CRUD backend

Edit the file config.php and set your database connection data:

$app->register(new Silex\Provider\DoctrineServiceProvider(), array(
    'dbs.options' => array(
        'db' => array(
            'driver'   => 'pdo_mysql',
            'dbname'   => 'DATABASE_NAME',
            'host'     => 'localhost',
            'user'     => 'DATABASE_USER',
            'password' => 'DATABASE_PASS',
            'charset'  => 'utf8',

You need to set the url of the resources folder.

Change this line:

$app['asset_path'] = '/resources';

For the url of your project, for example:

$app['asset_path'] = '';

There is also more optional customization you can do

// determine image path for image fields in database
// I.E field value would be image.jpg, result would be <img src="http://somepath/dist/images/image.jpg" />
$app['image_fields'] = array(
    //'table_name.field_name' => 'http://somepath/dist/images/',

// If the automapping of foreign key for drop down list does not the job, you can
// force a mapping here
$app['foreign_key_mapping'] = array(
    //'main_table_name.main_table_field' => 'foreign_table_name.foreign_table_field'

// Allow user to add additional menu links
$app['menu_links'] = array(
    //['name' => 'MENU NAME', 'url' => '', 'fa-icon' => ''],

// Allow user to transform column with video url to player
$app['video_fields'] = array(
    //'your_table_name.your_column' => '',

// add introduction text on list page
$app['table_intro'] = array(
  //'your_table_name' => "some text"

// Allow user to add additional buttons in the action menu, to call external APIs
$app['call_to_action'] = array(
  'synonyms' => array(
      0 => array(
          'btn_name' => 'btn name 1',
          'method' => 'put',
          'url' => 'http://some-url/1.0/route/{id}',
          'data'=> json_encode(array(
              'param' => value
          'callback' => 'refresh'
      1 => array(
          'btn_name' => 'btn name 2',
          'method' => 'post',
          'url' => 'http://some-url/1.0/route/{id}',
          'data'=> json_encode(array(
              'param' => value
          'callback' => 'refresh'

Now, execute the command that will generate the CRUD backend:

php console generate:admin

This is it! Now access with your favorite web browser.

The command generates one menu section for each database table. Now will be much easier to list, create, edit and delete rows!

Customize the result

The generated code is fully configurable and editable, you just have to edit the corresponding files.
However, this approach is not recommended. Doing so will prevent you from re-generating the admin, which might
be necessary in case you are doing changes to the database structure.

  • The controller you can find it in /web/controllers/TABLE_NAME/index.php
  • The views are in /web/views/TABLE_NAME

It has generated a folder for each database table.


If you want to contribute code to CRUD Admin Generator, we are waiting for your pull requests!

Some suggestions for improvement could be:

  • Different form fields depending on data type.: datetime, time...
  • Create admin user with a login and logout page.
  • Generate CRUD for tables with more than one primary key.
  • Any other useful functionality!



  • Jean-Michael Cyr
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