File_field questions

A couple questions about file_field elements.

First, with code such as this:

<%= file_field ‘attachments’, ‘filename’ %>

Would the filename of the file I select be the value that’s stored
within the database under the “filename” column, and then I would just
add in code in my “create” controller to upload the actual file?

Second, when I have a tag such as above, and my form throws an error,
the field clears. For example, if I selected a filename and entered a
date, but no description, the form will come back saying “title can’t be
blank.” The date I entered will still be there, but the file selector
will be empty. Any way around this? Thanks!

use file_column

plenty of info on the list here about it.


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