Forum: Ruby on Rails Concatenate 2 form fields together.

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Sean McGilvray (Guest)
on 2009-01-30 02:23
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I am a newbie at RoR so thank you for your patients.

I have a form with the following fields:
1. first_name
2. last_name

I want to take them and make them into one variable "name" and submit
that to my table field named "name".  Can anyone help?

Thank you,

 Sean McGilvray
anton effendi (Guest)
on 2009-01-30 05:01
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For this case.. a lot of way...
1. make name in model --> this is the best way
2. make name in controller -> this is good way

*way no 1*
in model

 attr_accessor :first_name
 attr_accessor :last_name

 def before_save = @first_name + " " + @last_name

in controller

def save
   user =
   user.first_name = params[:first_name]
   user.last_name = params[:last_name]

*way no 2*
For example model user, controller costumer
in controller

 def save
   user = = params[:first_name] + " " + params[:last_name]

I hope it will help you..
Thank you

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 7:22 AM, Sean McGilvray

> Thank you,
>  Sean McGilvray
> >

Wu You Duan
Sean McGilvray (Guest)
on 2009-01-30 19:00
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This is exactly what I was looking for.

Thank you,

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