Consider this code <%= collection_select :cheque, :salary_component, Components.find (:all), :value, :name %> To input the value of a salary component into a Cheque model. salary_component is an attribute of the Cheque model. I want the user to see the name of the component in the select fields.. such as basic, house rent, bonus, etc And the amounts attributed to each of these components to get into the salary_component column of the cheques table... such as 3000, 200, etc. Component is a model of its own. No association between Cheque and Component because, if one of the Components are deleted, i do not want the cheques using those components to get affected. Now, this same line in the edit page, does not show the previously selected value in the select. ie. if when a particular cheque was created, the 'basic' component was selected, the amount attributed to 'basic' gets into the db but when editing this cheque, the existing value in the collection_select is not 'basic'. I guess its a mapping bug. Please correct me if im wrong and DO let me know how to fix this. Pardon the imperfect example.
on 2008-12-05 08:23