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Nick S. (Guest)
on 2005-12-07 00:10
I have the following two models Ads and Listings.

class Listing < ActiveRecord::Base
  belongs_to :ads

class Ad < ActiveRecord::Base
  has_many :listings

In my view to create a new ad, I used a listing partial, because I would
like to use that listing partial in other parts of my project. So the
view looks like:

<%= error_messages_for 'ad' %>

<p><label for="ad_title">Title Ad</label><br/>
<%= text_field 'ad', 'title'  %></p>

<p><label for="ad_text">Text</label><br/>
<%= text_area 'ad', 'text'  %></p>

<%= render (:partial => "listing/listing", :object => @listing) %>

The view code of the listing partial is:

<p><label for="listing_start_date">Startdatum</label>

<%= select_day (, :prefix => "listing") %>
<%= select_month (, :prefix => "listing") %>
<%= select_year (, :prefix => "listing", :start_year =>,
                  :end_year => %>

<p><label for="listing_number_weeks">Aantal weken</label>
<%= select (:listing, :number_weeks,
             [['1 Week', 1],
             ['2 Weken', 2],
             ['3 Weken', 3],
             ['4 Weken', 4],
             ['5 Weken', 5],
             ['6 Weken', 6],
             ['7 Weken', 7],
             ['8 Weken', 8],
             ['9 Weken', 9],
             ['10 Weken', 10]]) %>

Adding a valid ad, with a correct listing works fine. The problem is
when I try to add an ad with an invalid start date. It only save the
data of the ad to the database and not that of the listing. I guessed it
would raise an error and not add any data to the database. In my listing
model I have added validation to validate the correctness of the date,
like so:

  def validate
    if Date::valid_civil?(year.to_i, month.to_i, day.to_i) == nil
  	errors.add(:year, day.to_s + "-" + month.to_s + "-" + year.to_s + "is
geen geldige datum.")
  	self.start_date = year.to_s + "-" + month.to_s + "-" + day.to_s

The validation works perfect if I only test the listing model without
the integration in the ad model.

In my ad controller I create the ad like:

  def create
    @ad =[:ad])
    @listing =[:listing])
    @listing.listing_type = "ads"

      @ad.listings << @listing
      flash[:notice] = 'Ad was successfully created.'
      redirect_to :action => 'list'
      render :action => 'new'

When I save my ad, how can I get Rails to also check for the correctness
of the start date and raise an error if it is not valid? Hope somebody
can give some pointers.

Kind regards,

Nick S. (Guest)
on 2005-12-07 12:30
I added <%= error_messages_for 'listing' %> to my view, so it should
also display listing errors generated by the Listing model. But I'm
missing something, because errors generated by the listing are not
displayed. All suggestions are welcome.

Kind regards,

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