I want to give a user a form to create a new Product, but instead of persisting the product to the database I want to store it in a session first for category assignment, etc.. (in other controllers) So when the user describes the product on the form I have a "Save and Continue" button pointing to the action add_to_product_factory: def new_product @product = get_product end def add_to_product_factory @product = Product.find(params[:product]) ## Will the code below grab the ## original Product Object @product = get_product @product.add_product(product) ## Here I want to determine the action based on what ## tab the user clicked on to continue the process redirect_to(:action => ????) end private def get_product session[:product_in_progress] ||= Product.new end Thanks in advance!
on 2005-12-15 20:19
on 2005-12-15 23:45
Hi Scott, I am not really sure what you are asking. Are you asking how to redirect to another controller? Or are you asking the best way to capture the tab the user pressed and then forward to some controller? If you are looking for something like this, I would say the tab information could be sent up as a param, such as params[:tab], and you could redirect to various controllers based on the value sent up using something like: redirect_to(:controller => 'controller_a', :action => 'action_a') if params[:tab] == 'a' redirect_to(:controller => 'controller_b', :action => 'action_b') if params[:tab] == 'b' However, another option may be to store this logic in your product model, so that no matter where you store your products from, you could assign the category within the model. Hope that helps. Tom
on 2005-12-16 00:37
On Dec 15, 2005, at 4:41 PM, Tom D. wrote: > > However, another option may be to store this logic in your product > model, so that no matter where you store your products from, you could > assign the category within the model. That sounds more ideal. Let me be more specific.... Note I am switching from Product to Project now I have a models set up like this: --------------------------------- class Project < ActiveRecord::Base has_one :contractor_item, :dependent => true has_one :billing_item, :dependent => true has_one :engineer_item, :dependent => true end class ContractorItem < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :project end class BillingItem < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :project end class EngineerItem < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :project end Now, to create a new Project I have these views: ------------------------------------------------ new_contractor_item new_billing_item new_engineer_item >>> These views are set up as CSS tabs that the user can click between and modify before clicking a "Create Project" link. The goal is to collect all of the form data in a session and have that form data repopulated during the Project creation until the user clicks "Create Project" upon which the session will be reset and the Objects will get saved to the database (after validation - of course) I would love to do this all in the Project model, but I could not find how to add these multiple objects to the same session within one Project Model. TIA!
on 2005-12-16 14:17
Hi Scott, Perhaps you can just store the individual params in the session such as: session[:new_contractor] session[:new_billing] session[:new_engineer] And then when all of your information is collected, you could have your project model be responsible for creating its dependencies, such as: Project.create(session[:new_contractor], session[:new_billing], session[:new_engineer]) The Project model would then create each of the individual dependencies. You could then wrap them all in a transaction so that if one fails, they all will. You could also perform any business logic related to storing these objects withing that method. Tom