Hi, I have a multipart form upload field uploaded through <%= file_field("profile", "profile") %> Once a submit happens, the action basically does something like: profile = Profile.new(params["picture"]) This invokes the models = to method: def picture=(picture_field) ...do a bunch of assignments here end def validate ... do a bunch of validations before saving end # do the actual file handling stuff here. def after_save end My question is, is the after_save method the right place to put the File manipulation stuff to copy and save the file on a directory on my local webserver filesystem? Also, how do I get access to the actual file in the after_save so that I could do stuff like the following: file.local_path (basically work with the file object so that I could copy it over from its local path onto my filesystem) and one more question, how do I pass stuff into this function that comes from the controller but is not necessarily an attribute of the Profile model? Thanks in advance.
on 2006-05-09 08:01
on 2006-05-09 08:23
you could try using the file_column plugin. makes things very easy to handle and you can do image processing (with rmagick installed): http://www.kanthak.net/opensource/file_column/ that's my easy answer... dorian
on 2006-05-09 09:42
Hi, I decided against the file_column plugin due to some limitations in how i'd have to access a file in a view using url_for_file_column. Are there any other suggestions on my question, like on passing variables down to the model from the controller? Thanks.