And thanks to everyone so far who has answered my newbie questions
I just want a little advice, I’m starting tinkering with ruby to show
certain businesses locations which reside in a city.
Firstly the user chooses a country, from that country I can find all the
cities in that country. Then the chooses a city, and from the user
chooses a company and from that we can display all the locations for
that business in the city. I have all the data working, I completely
understand how the models should look and the relationships within them,
but I just would like some opinions on how it should fir together.
So I have Countries, Cities, Businesses, Locations
The easiest way is to have one ‘show’ view for countries - which lists
all countries. (say the route is /Countries/show/)
The you could click a country and it would have a new view for all the
cities ( route is Countries/US/Show).
So then we have a view which shows all the businesses in that city lets
(route is Countries/US/MIA/Show), you then select company AL
And finally you have a view which shows the locations of that business
for the chosen company in the city (route is /Countries/US/MIA/AL/Show).
Which is all well and good - does the job but it goes through 4 seperate
pages, what would be much nicer is to have one single view, which would
load each subsection as the data became available? does that make sense
? so instead of 4 views you would have one which each time it got the
additional data it would load a new section. So questions are.
- Is this feasible (I think it must be).
- How do you route it so that it effectively uses the same top level
- I’m assuming it would use partials, and if so would these need to be
called in a if statement or is there a more elegant way of doing it?
- This also sounds quite a nice exercise to do in a AJAX way - can
anyone give me any pointers on where to look at AJAX examples for ruby?
Again thanks for the help and sorry if my newbie questions have been