I have a number of validations in client.rb like this... validates_length_of :first_name, :last_name, :maximum => 25, :message => "Maximum 25 characters and numbers combined" and in my clients_controller.rb I have this... def update @client = Client.find(params[:id]) if @client.update_attributes(params[:client]) flash[:notice] = 'Client was successfully updated.' redirect_to :back else flash[:notice] = 'There was a problem with saving your edits.' redirect_to :back end end and the first line in my view_code is <%= error_messages_for 'client' %> my the flash[:notice] (on my layout) displays properly but nothing ever displays in the view code. What detail am I missing? Is it because I am using ':redirect_to :back' ? -- Craig W. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
on 2007-05-24 22:01
on 2007-05-24 22:19
On May 24, 12:00 pm, Craig W. <email@example.com> wrote: > What detail am I missing? Is it because I am using > ':redirect_to :back' ? Yes - you need to use render instead to preserve the errors.
on 2007-05-24 22:53
On Thu, 2007-05-24 at 11:18 -0700, Phrogz wrote: > On May 24, 12:00 pm, Craig W. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > What detail am I missing? Is it because I am using > > ':redirect_to :back' ? > > Yes - you need to use render instead to preserve the errors. ---- OK - that's why they stopped outputting the 'messages' I really want to use 'redirect_to' instead of 'render' because I have a number of different data entry screens using the same 'update' method. Is it possible to get the same effect in flash[:notice] - I ask because 'error_messages_for' is ActionView and doesn't work in controllers and something like flash[:notice] = error_messages_for 'client' flash[:notice] = @client.errors flash[:notice] = @client.valid? all don't work -- Craig W. <email@example.com>
on 2007-05-30 23:13
Does anybody has an answer for this? I have the same problem. And adding a new user while the url is : users/save doesn't seem "REST" to me.
on 2007-05-31 01:13
If you need to access formatted errors in controllers your best bet is to use @object.errors.full_messages, which returns an array of error messages corresponding to the LIs that error_message_for prints out. If you are constructing a flash message you might do something like flash[:warning] = @object.errors.full_messages.join(" ") Which will yield something like "Attribute X can't be blank. Attribute Y must be numeric." etc
on 2007-06-02 18:25
Beautiful. Gonna try that. Thanks. But I think Rails won't remember the post values, right?