My little test looks like blow (fecthing a static channel entry 2 - works getting the data out )

When I submit my grid fields gets empty'ed Can somebody please help with the right syntax to update the grid values - plus if I want to add a new row.

my grid field is called mylist , in this i have two textfields text3 and date4

How is it done ??

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The simplest way is to use


to automatically output the grid content. Make sure you are also including the channel form css:

<link href="{path=css/_ee_channel_form_css}" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" media="screen">
  • Had the idea to only show some fields ( Guess i can start hiding Stuff in CSS ), But your solution works thanks (thumbs up).
    – bomanden
    Dec 11, 2013 at 5:13
  • I believe you can also do it like you were originally trying to, but the input name has to be correct for each cell. Take a look at the html source when using the {field:your_name} tag and you can see the format that ee is expecting for a grid cell. It'll be something like name="testgrid[rows][row_id_2][col_id_8]". Dec 11, 2013 at 15:22
  • I see what you mean . Thanks very helpful .
    – bomanden
    Dec 12, 2013 at 16:40
  • I also wish there were more options for customizing the output. In my case, the autogenerated table is mysteriously wide and I can't seem to control it, and the row handles don't work… :-/ Jan 24, 2014 at 2:53
  • I'm having same issue that Charlie is. Did anyone get this customized and working? If so how?
    – CreateSean
    Feb 5, 2015 at 21:19

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