After about a week playing with Rails, I have built a couple of apps but am still unable to get one thing to work: subfolders. (I am probably using the wrong term here, but oh well...) I would like my rails application to have controllers logically grouped into folders. So for instance: http://domain.com/accounting/accounts http://domain.com/hr/employees Here's how I have tried to accomplish this: 1. Create folder 'accounting' in /app/controllers/ 2. In /app/controllers/accounting, create 'accounts_controller.rb' class AccountsController < ApplicationController def index end end 4. Create folder 'accounting' in /app/views/ 5. Create folder 'accounts' in /app/views/accounting/ 6. In /app/views/accounting, create 'index.rhtml' <h1>Testing accounting accounts index</h1> 7. Create folder 'accounting' in /app/helpers/ 8. In /app/helpers/accounting, create 'accounts_helper.rb' module AccountsHelper end Then if I fire up WEBrick and navigate to URL http://localhost:3000/accounting/accounts, I ge the following error: LoadError in <controller not set>#<action not set> Already loaded file './script/../config/../app/controllers/accounting/accounts_controller.rb' but 'AccountingController' was not set, perhaps you need to rename './script/../config/../app/controllers/accounting/accounts_controller.rb'? Any help would be appreciated. Right now I have resorted to having ALL of my controllers in the same directory and using grotesquely long names, i.e. http://domain.com/accounting_accounts which violates the principle of pretty urls.
on 2005-12-17 22:34
on 2005-12-18 17:55
On 12/17/05, PWills <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > After about a week playing with Rails, I have built a couple of apps but > am still unable to get one thing to work: subfolders. (I am probably > using the wrong term here, but oh well...) The default route, ':controller/:action', should give you the URLs you ask for without much complication. If you have a controller 'accounting' with an action 'accounts' then the URL (given by the default route) is '/accounting/accounts'. Sincerely, Tom L. email@example.com http://AllTom.com/
on 2005-12-19 20:27
To properly get automatic subfolders like this, you need to put your controllers inside a scope. For example, if /app/controllers/accounting/accounts_controller.rb is supposed to be mapped to accounting/accounts, that file needs to define a class like so: class Accounting::AccountsController < ApplicationController Similarly, you want to define your employees controller as: class Hr::EmployeesController < ApplicationController Just be aware that linking between scopes is a little tricky sometimes, but you should be able to get it with some trial and error (also, tests are your friend) The other option if you don't have many controllers would be to hard code some routes with the longer controller name. - Jamie