now that tha auto complete works (thanks Craig) I'm at a stumbling point again. here's the situation. I have a text box that gets populated from the auto complete that has "ivanoff, john" and I want to add him to a list of approved users. how do I get the id to add to the employees_users table? do I need to look up the employee in the employee table or can I get the id from the object? still grasping OO I've googled and googled. thanks.
on 2006-05-22 23:12
on 2006-05-23 05:26
On Mon, 2006-05-22 at 14:08 -0500, John I. wrote: > still grasping OO > > I've googled and googled. ---- If you look at the sample code that I included, it tosses in the 'id' as well which you can get out in your controller code with a 'split' Craig
on 2006-05-24 01:10
I noticed that. In my old web thinking, I think I need to pass the 'id' to the controller so I can add them to the table. Do I need to populate a field in the form to pass the id to the controller or is there another way to get it? can I extract the id from the employee object? if I need to populate a field in the form for the id, how do I add the id to a field when someone click on the drop down from the auto complete? obviously the @employee = Employee.find(params[:id]) won't work. but I can't find by name because there could be more than one "jim jones" ok I'm rambling...