Form separate from ActiveRecord

This has to be so easy (and probably obvious) that I’m going to be
embarrassed when I see the answer.

I have a front end form that - depending on what the user selects and
enters - will cause different actions to take place. There is no
ActiveRecord associated with the front end, so I don’t have an object to
instantiate for the form to work with.

Do I need to create a dummy class to for the form, or is there a simpler
way to get to data off of it. Ideally, I’d like to do a

if request.post?
if @inputDat.xxx == …
end

type of check and redirect to the action that handles what the user is
wanting to do.

Thanks in advance

all the forms Post data will be in the params[] hash.

forms are never bind to a specific model, the params[] hash always
contains the POST data of a submitted form

so if you have a

you can access this fields content with params[:search]

etc. etc.

Thorsten L wrote:

all the forms Post data will be in the params[] hash.

forms are never bind to a specific model, the params[] hash always
contains the POST data of a submitted form

so if you have a

you can access this fields content with params[:search]

etc. etc.

I knew it was going to be obvious, but I didn’t think my (usual) case of
tunnel vision was that bad.

Thanks much
—Michael

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