I’ve been experimenting with Rails over the past couple of days and
have come across something that seems harder than it should be. In
previous frameworks I have used (WebObjects, php) a full search page
(which leads into a list view populated with search results) was part
of the CRUD that was either dynamically or statically created after
specifying table/object schema. In WebObjects this was a very cool
feature of DTW (direct to web), in php I rolled my own crud generator
with searching capabilities even though I’m sure plenty exist already.
I’ve looked through the archives and google and have found mentions
of the lack of a search page in Rails, but as yet no solutions. I’m
wondering if there are any plugins or scaffolding enhancements that
add a search page to the basic CRUD interface. I’m not looking for a
full text search just an interface that provides a form containing
all table fields that, once submitted, builds a database query and
returns the results.