ArgumentError even if variable is set

I am writing an eruby script (rhtml). Depending on value of a particular
variable, I display number of input boxes.
If that param is not passed, I am setting variable to some value.
It works fine for first time. But when I click on the link, used to
increase input fields, I get ArgumentError even if the variable is set
to proper value.
Here is the code snippet:

:::

unless cgi.params[‘numdomains’].empty? then
$numdomains = cgi.params[‘numdomains’]
else
$numdomains = 3
end

:::::

for dcnt in 0…$numdomains

code to disply input items

end

:::

Do anyone have any idea, what may be going wrong?

This is because cgi.params[“numdomains”] will return a string.

As a range can’t be from a number to a string, you get the following
problem:

in irb:

(0…“30”)
ArgumentError: bad value for range
from (irb):1

What you need to do is run “to_i” on the string.

unless cgi.params[‘numdomains’].empty? then
$numdomains = cgi.params[‘numdomains’].to_i
else
$numdomains = 3
end

That should fix your problem.

Julian.

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If I do cgi.params[‘numdomains’].to_i then it returns another error:
undefined method `to_i’ for []:Array (NoMethodError)

Hence I did to_s first and then to_i. And it worked!
Final code segment is:
cgi.params[‘numdomains’].to_s.to_i

Thanks Julian!!

Julian L. wrote:

This is because cgi.params[“numdomains”] will return a string.

As a range can’t be from a number to a string, you get the following
problem:

in irb:

(0…“30”)
ArgumentError: bad value for range
from (irb):1

What you need to do is run “to_i” on the string.

unless cgi.params[‘numdomains’].empty? then
$numdomains = cgi.params[‘numdomains’].to_i
else
$numdomains = 3
end

That should fix your problem.

Julian.

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If I do cgi.params[‘numdomains’].to_i then it returns another error:
undefined method `to_i’ for []:Array (NoMethodError)

Julian L. wrote:

That’s because your params[“numdomains”] is returning a blank array,
so technically it’s not empty. to_i is a method of the string class.

you could put

params[“numdomains”].to_s.to_i

But I don’t know why your numdomains is returning an array??

Julian

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cgi.params is an array. And to_i method does not work on arrays.
And contents at each array index are also not strings. Hence, it is
needed to convert them to string first and then use to_i.
to_s works on any object.

That’s because your params[“numdomains”] is returning a blank array,
so technically it’s not empty. to_i is a method of the string class.

you could put

params[“numdomains”].to_s.to_i

But I don’t know why your numdomains is returning an array??

Julian

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Yes, cgi.params is an array, but cgi.params[“numdomains”] shouldn’t be.

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