Forum: Ruby on Rails link_to_remote with javascript to fetch multiple checkboxes

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Tam K. (Guest)
on 2009-04-27 11:49

I'm trying to submit a link using:

<%= link_to_remote "&nbsp;&nbsp;add selected",
    :html =>{:id => 'multiple_select_form'},
    :url => { :controller => "sms",
    :action => "add_selected_to_recipients_list",
    :recipients_session_id => @recipientSessionID},
   :with => "'checked_client_array='+
document.getElementsByName('checked_client_array') "

where checked_client_array is a name of a list of checkboxes such as is:
<input type="checkbox" id="checked_client_array"
name="checked_client_array" value="<%= %>">

what I get inside Rails console:

{"checked_client_array"=>"[object HTMLCollection]",

if I put the boxes inside regular form it works fine by I want to be
submitted from another form so that's why I'm using the :with property
for the remote link.

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong and how I can submit it regularly.


Frederick C. (Guest)
on 2009-04-27 12:14
(Received via mailing list)
On Apr 27, 8:49 am, Tam K. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
> document.getElementsByName('checked_client_array') "
>  %>
Your with clause should evaluate to a query string fragment  (ie
name1=value1&name2=value2 etc...), which it doesn't in your case -
you've just got some DOM collection or something like that. You need
to construct an appropriate query string fragment from that
collection. Prototype has various helpers for dealing with this (eg

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