I was wondering if this is possible. I have a model (Item) that contains products. These products have prices that I'd like to format using number_to_currency. Rather than doing this several times inside the view, I thought it might be nice to do it once inside the model. The item table has an field called regular_price which holds a currency amount. I would like to do something like what's below, but I get the following error message: undefined method `number_to_currency' for #<Item:0x2479430> Here is the model. class Item < ActiveRecord::Base has_many :item_attributes, :order => 'a_order' def regular_price number_to_currency(self) end end Not sure why it's not finding the number_to_currency helper. Thanks!
on 2006-04-05 06:17
on 2006-04-05 18:03
David: number_to_currency is a Rails method defined in ActionView::Helpers::NumberHelper. Here's the link to the doc: http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ ActionView/Helpers/NumberHelper.html Because it's part of ActionView, it's normally available to View objects but not Model objects. I know it's not the answer for which you're hoping. Some might argue that a function that displays a formatted value belongs in the View layer rather than the Model layer. Others might argue against this! It would be nice to hear what people think about stuff like this. Hope it helps, -Anthony