Hi, I'd like to upcase a variable before it is saved, but I'm not sure how to access the incoming param or where this work should be performed: In my update method, I have: @device = Device.find(params[:id]) params[:device[macaddress]].upcase <-- problem code if @device.update_attributes(params[:device]) ....usual stuff here 'macaddress' is the variable I'd like to upcase. Does anybody have suggestions? - Nic.
on 2005-12-20 06:50
on 2005-12-20 06:56
Nic, In your model, I think you want to hook into the before_save callback, like: before_save :normalize def normalize macaddress.upcase! #other modifications here end Hope that helps, Regards, Ed C.
on 2005-12-20 07:05
On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 08:48:20PM -0800, Nic W. wrote: > 'macaddress' is the variable I'd like to upcase. > > Does anybody have suggestions? You could use a before_save callback in the Device model. class Device < ActiveRecord::Base before_save :normalize_macaddress # ... private def normalize_macaddress self.macaddress = macaddress.upcase if macaddress end end marcel