Forum: Ruby on Rails error_messages_for, can i overide the name in the title?

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poipu (Guest)
on 2007-01-14 00:40
hi, i pass a general name object to my form and was wondering if i can
overide the deafult title in the message box. is that possible besides
overiding what is in active record?


thanks.
unknown (Guest)
on 2007-01-19 17:30
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I'm not 100% sure I understand your question but does this help?

in your model override the human_attribute_name method:

def self.human_attribute_name(attribute)
  return "My Custom Name" if attribute == "name"
  etc...
  etc...
end

good luck!
D. Taylor S. (Guest)
on 2007-01-19 17:31
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There is a plugin that does what you want:
http://agilewebdevelopment.com/plugins/error_messages_for

I use it in my production applications and it's quite useful. I don't
think
I've even scratched the surface in my current iterations of what is
possible
and convient with it.

The most important feature you'll like of it is if you create a method
called business_name in any of your models and have it return a string,
that
string will be used as the text when referring to that model.

So in a model like this

class Monday < AR::Blah::Blah

  def business_name
    "Tuesday"
  end

end

Monday becomes Tuesday.

Taylor SIngletary,
Reality Technician
http://www.realitytechnicians.com
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