How To Create Magento 2 Module with Admin Grid and Form using UI Component

For every beginner, the most challenging part in Magento 2 is how to create a custom module with UI Component Grid and Form. As we all know UI Component is the heart of Magento but it's tough for beginners to understand.

Luckily there are lots of blogs are available over the internet but almost all blogs are explained everything in a single post and it's hard to understand for beginners. So, we are going to write a series of articles and explain it in each separate part.

In this series, we'll learn How to Create UI Component Grid and Form in Magento 2 in the below part.

So, in this article, first we are going to guide you on how to create a basic Magento 2 module.

Let's get started!!

To Create a basic module you have to follow the simple step which are listed the below.

Before we create any files for module you need to create folders under the app/code/ directory. In this article we use Devhooks as a Vendor Name and HelloWorld as a module name. You can change the folders as you want.

Now, let's start to create files. For your information to register any module in Magento 2 we've to create the below files.

  • etc/module.xml
  • registration.php

Step 1: Create module.xml at app/code/Devhooks/HelloWorld/etc/ and paste the below code.

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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="../../../../../lib/internal/Magento/Framework/Module/etc/module.xsd">
    <module name="Devhooks_HelloWorld" schema_version="1.0.0" setup_version="1.0.0">
    </module>
</config>

In the above code, you see we've used Devhooks_HelloWorld you can change it as per your vendor and module name.

Step 2: Create registration.php file at app/code/Devhooks/HelloWorld/ and paste the below code.

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<?php
\Magento\Framework\Component\ComponentRegistrar::register(
    \Magento\Framework\Component\ComponentRegistrar::MODULE,
    'Devhooks_HelloWorld',
    __DIR__
);

Now it's time to active Devhooks_HelloWorld module. For that open Command line in folder root of magento and run both commands

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php bin/magento setup:upgrade

php bin/magento cache:flush

For more informations about Magento 2 Useful Commands List Click Here and read our another technical note.

To confirm whether your module is installed or not you need check it in your database. To check open the setup_module table in your database and find Devhooks_HelloWorld in this table.

If you are able to find any record with Devhooks_HelloWorld then you are successfully able to create your basic Magento 2 module.

Stay Tuned...

Our first step is done, we hope this article helped you to know How To Create Magento 2 Module. Now let's move to the next step which is How to Create Custom Table and Insert Sample Data in Magento 2 .

If you want to know How To Create a Magento 2 Module with Frontend Controller then Click Here and review it. Bookmark it for your future reference. Do comment below if you have any other questions or doubts.

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Special thanks to Rutvik Monpara, He helped me a lot to write a series of How to Create UI Component Grid and Form in Magento 2

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