I need some help with routes and params. I am developming some forums for a web. I want to be able to create new replies once a post has been created. So I create a post and then I have to put a link named "Reply". What I want to do is Reply.create, and pass post_id as a param to this Reply.create action. How can I make this link? How can I get this param in replies controller? I think I can create a whole new action, but I would like to use Reply.create.
on 2009-02-09 20:46
on 2009-02-09 23:27
Hi John, I highly suggest you take a peek as the associations that Rails provides. A good place to start is the Rails Guides. http://guides.rubyonrails.org/association_basics.html and also the guide on routes (particularly the part on nested resources) http://guides.rubyonrails.org/routing_outside_in.html These will make life much easier for you if you follow them. Sorry for not really answering your question... :) Again, I would go this route though. :) On Feb 9, 12:46 pm, John S. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
on 2009-02-10 00:20
I think you have to have a look at Rails basics. A basic forum would be something like: forums has_many categories categories has_many topics topics has_many replies then you have has_many routes like /forums/1/categories/1/topic and in your routes.rb you would do map.resources :forums do |forum| forum.resources :categories do |cat| cat.resources :topics end end You could add :has_many => :topics but if you need members and/or collections later its better this way.