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Magento 2 Development Cookbook by Bart Delvaux

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Creating a grid of a database table

In the previous chapter, we created a Magento entity that was linked to a database table. In this recipe, we will create a backend interface so that the backend users can see the data from this table in the backend.

Getting ready

Make sure you have the right files for this recipe installed in your Magento instance.

We will create an overview that will use the standard Magento backend grid widget. This widget is used for a lot of grids in the backend, such as the products, orders, CMS pages, and more.

How to do it...

Follow these steps to create backend grids:

  1. When we want a new page, we need a controller with a controller action. So we need to add an ACL for that page. Open the file app/code/Packt/HelloWorld/etc/acl.xml ...

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