Ok, This sounds like it should be easy but I am having a hard time with it. I am making a website but I'm trying to make everything in it fairly database driven, this is really pretty much my first rails project. I have a table called 'nav_items' to display the nav choices, but there is also other dynamic data on the homepage such as the 'events' which I've created a table for. So I want them to be both pulled into the homepage which is at http://localhost:3000/home on my system right now. So to get the data I create models 'events' and 'nav_items', don't I need a controller for each to pull out the data? And when I call that controller (http://localhost:3000/nav_items) then it will take me away from home? Basically I'm looking to put all this data on one page without having to call 2 different controllers? I hope this all makes sense.
on 2005-12-05 10:18
on 2005-12-05 10:34
> > So to get the data I create models 'events' and 'nav_items', don't I > need a controller for each to pull out the data? And when I call that > controller (http://localhost:3000/nav_items) then it will take me away > from home? > You dont need 2 controllers,you can access all the models from one controller. btw the model name is singular (thats the rails default) and the table name is plural.So i presume the database name is events and the model name is Event. So you can access them like this Nav_item.find(id) Event.find(id) both can be accessed from one controller. Vivek
on 2005-12-05 16:09
in Controller of whatever name @x = model_1.find(:all) @y = modell_2.find(:all) Now you can manipulate and present the data as needed. In other words, one controller can make multiple calls to a model and store the data in an array. Does that answer your question? bruce