Forum: Ruby on Rails select in fields_for not selecting

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Adam m. (Guest)
on 2009-01-14 23:48
I have a user who has a location that location contains a country_id.
Location has a polymorphic interface locatable.

What works:
The user can edit their name, country and city. This all saves to the DB
on the update put.

The problem:
Returning to the edit page shows the textfield's name and city populated
but the country select form element defaults to blank. The value for
user.location.country_id is saved in the DB but the form element refuses
to show this as "selected". I have attempted explicityly setting the
selected :option but still, it fails to show country.


  has_one :location, :as => :locatable, :dependent => :destroy

  belongs_to :country
  belongs_to :locatable, :polymorphic => true

  has_many :locations

<% form_for @user, :html => { :multipart => true } do  |form| %>

  <div class="text_field">
    <%= form.label :name %>
    <%= form.text_field :name %>

<% fields_for "user[location_attributes]",@user.location do
|location_fields| %>
  <div class="select_field">
    <%= location_fields.label :country_id %>
    <%= :country_id, Country.find(:all).map { |c|
[,] }, { :include_blank => true } %>
  <div class="text_field">
   <%= location_fields.label :city %>
   <%= location_fields.text_field :city %>
<%- end -%>

  <%= form.submit 'Update' %>
<% end %>


  def edit
    @user = User.find(params[:id])

  def update
    @user = User.find(params[:id])
    @user.attributes = params[:user]!
    flash[:notice] = "Your profile has been updated."
    redirect_to url_after_update

  rescue ActiveRecord::RecordInvalid
    render :action => "edit"
Adam m. (Guest)
on 2009-01-15 00:11
I forgot to mention.
 I adjusted the fields_for name to "user[location]" in case
"_attributes"  was causing the problem.
DK (Guest)
on 2009-01-15 16:48
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You may want to consider adding attr_accessible for the editable
fields in your model.


On Jan 14, 5:11 pm, Adam madd02 <removed_email_address@domain.invalid>
Adam m. (Guest)
on 2009-01-15 20:41
Thanks for your reply DKM,

I have location_attributes listed in the users attr_accessable list and
use attr_protected for the :locatable_id and :locatable_type in

Just to check that there are no attribute access issues i commented out
attr_accessible and attr_protected's in the user and location models. It
still did not set the select.

I believe it's soemthing to do with the select name generated from the
<select name="user[location_attributes][country_id]"

but im not sure what.
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