Forum: Ruby on Rails RE: Maintaining DB reflection without scaffolding

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unknown (Guest)
on 2005-12-30 00:31
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removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:
>> I would like to know if there is a way to maintain database
>> reflection for the 'new' and 'edit' views whilst removing
>> scaffolding?
> Check out what Scaffolding does, it's something like:
> Model.columns.each do |c|
> 	# print field...
> end


I forgot to mention that the db reflection also goes away when the
scaffolding is generated to disk. So the only way to have db reflection
that I've found so far is via "dynamic" scaffolding like the following
in the controller:

	scaffold :foobar

I haven't been able to find anything like your psuedo-code above in the
generated scaffolding or the API docs. Where do you say it should


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Phillip H. (Guest)
on 2005-12-31 02:13
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On 30/12/2005, at 11:30 AM, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

> generated scaffolding or the API docs. Where do you say it should
> reside?

Yes, the forms are statically generated, but the table listing isn't.
Generate scaffolding to disk and look in the table view. The code you
want will be something like:

<% for column in Model.content_columns %>
     <b><%= column.human_name %>:</b>
     <!-- form stuff here -->
<% end %>

Phillip H.
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