Forum: Ruby on Rails Help: Input of form 1 to hidden field in form 2?

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JC (Guest)
on 2006-03-29 18:47
Hi all I'm new to rails an i'm trying to build a step by step form /
process to gather data. For example:
form one:
User enters a 8 digit number
the submit button points to form 2.

form two:
the 8 digit number from form one becomes a hidden field in form 2.

The problem I have is that the entire hash from form 1 is showing up in
form two rather than just the input data.


form 1:

<h1>Step 1</h1>

<%= start_form_tag :action => 'step2' %>
  <%= render :partial => 'form1' %>
  <%= submit_tag "Register Tag" %>
<%= end_form_tag %>

Here is the partial (form1):

<%= text_field 'tag', 'tag'  %></p>

  def step1
    @tag =
    render :action => 'step1'

  def step2
    @newtag = (@params[:tag])
    @tag =
    render :action => 'step2'

<input id="tag" name="tag" type="hidden" value="<%= @newtag %>" /></p>

If I submit 12345678 in form 1

I get "tag12345678" in form 2

Source after Form 1 submit
<input id="tag" name="tag" type="hidden" value="tag12345678" /></p>

I only want the digits 12345678.
Takashi Okamoto (Guest)
on 2006-03-29 19:09
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you're feeding the whole tag hash into @newtag. try changing in your

>   def step1
>     @tag =
>     render :action => 'step1'
>   end
>   def step2
>     @newtag = (@params[:tag])
       @newtag = (@params[:tag][:tag])

>     @tag =
>     render :action => 'step2'
>   end

maybe you should change the name of your text_field name to something
like tag[value]...tag[tag] is a bit confusing:

<%= text_field 'tag', 'value'  %>

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