Been a fan of jqgrid for quite some time, but wasn’t looking forward to the struggle of getting it to work with Rails.
Thankfully, someones already done it for me: http://www.2dconcept.com/jquery-grid-rails-plugin
It did take a little while to debug some things that were going wrong, though.
Firebug was giving me the error:
$.jgrid.formatter is undefined.
After some digging around, I realized that no jqgrid locale files were being loaded.
By default, Spree has its i18n locale set to “en-US”. 2dcJqgrid has a fancy method that sets the jqgrid locale to the same locale as your Rails app, but unfortunately that breaks down for any ‘en-**’ locales, because jqgrid only has the one ‘en’ locale file in its ‘i18n’ directory.
The simple fix is to change the file ‘2dc_jqgrid.rb’ (starting from line 11), from this: