Forum: Ruby on Rails Dealing with Form Data

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Andrew M. (Guest)
on 2006-03-28 22:49
Google lets me down once again :-)

Coming from a PHP background I know I can take submitted form data, mix
it, mash it and put it together in very odd ways.  In other words do

$title = "My Title"
$sub_title = "My Sub Title"
$full_title = $title . "-" . $sub_table

And submit $full_title to the database.  I have yet to find a solution
for this in Rails - I know there is one but being new to all this I am
probably just missing it.  Basically I want to take form data - mash it
together and then submit it to the database.

Does this go in def create? If not where.  Thanks.

Carl F. (Guest)
on 2006-03-28 23:08
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Grab them while they are still params.

@record.full_title = params[:title] + "-" + params[:sub_title]
Tom M. (Guest)
on 2006-03-29 05:14
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In the controller, take the form data directly into
the model. Put the temporary data into non-DB backed
attributes, then call a method to mix and mash the
form data into the DB backed attributes.

-- Tom M.
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