Forum: Ruby on Rails FileColumn help

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Alex Castro (Guest)
on 2006-01-15 06:01
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I'm trying to upload an image that will be displayed alongside a user
I've been trying to use FileColumn but haven't had any luck. I don't
receive any
errors, I just don't get the file on the server.

Does anyone have any sample code they could share that demonstrates how
I should
use FileColumn?

sross (Guest)
on 2006-01-15 06:12
Be certain your upload forms are multipart. Here is some working code.

in the model

class InsuranceForm < ActiveRecord::Base
  file_column :form_document
  validates_presence_of :form_title
  validates_presence_of :description
  validates_presence_of :form_document

in the view

<%= error_messages_for 'insurance_form' %>

<%= start_form_tag({:action => 'create'}, :multipart => true) %>
<p><label for="insurance_form_form_title">Form title</label><br/>
<%= text_field 'insurance_form', 'form_title'  %></p>

<p><label for="insurance_form_description">Description</label><br/>
<%= text_area 'insurance_form', 'description'  %></p>

<p><label for="insurance_form_form_document">Form document</label><br/>
<%= file_column_field 'insurance_form', 'form_document'  %></p>
<%= end_form_tag %>

<%= link_to 'Back', :action => 'list' %>

in the controller

def new
    @insurance_form =

  def create
    @insurance_form =[:insurance_form])
      flash[:notice] = 'InsuranceForm was successfully created.'
      redirect_to :action => 'list'
      render :action => 'new'
mike (Guest)
on 2007-03-15 23:29
Just wanted to say thanks for the info.  Even though this was posted
awhile ago, it helped me get my uploading to work!!!
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