Form.view.erb containing model related and non-model related fields

Hello all,

I would like to have a form in which some of the fields are linked to
model
and some fields are not. When I use form_for tag it binds to a
particular
model and I cannot create form fields that aren’t correspond to one of
the
column name of the table (Model). Hence what I think is I should use
*form_tag
*instead of form_for so that it contains whatever the form fields it
want
but one thing I can’t find by googling is how can I connect specific
fields
to a model leaving other fields free of model?

In other words, If I have 5 text_fields in a form how can I link only 3
text_fields to a model and leave other 2 fields free?

Thank you.

On 28 June 2015 at 07:36, Padmahas Bn [email protected] wrote:

In other words, If I have 5 text_fields in a form how can I link only 3
text_fields to a model and leave other 2 fields free?

For the model fields populate the field with my_model.the_attribute
and for the others just use the value. Then extract the data from
params in the controller.

Or use ActiveModel as suggested by Henry, which is a more OO solution.

Colin

Hi,

Consider binding your form to an ActiveModel not an ActiveRecord class.
In
your ActiveModel, you can add in the extra fields that you don’t
want/have
in your ActiveRecord class. Using ActiveModel will also let you follow
the
same idioms in ActiveRecord, such as validation.

Thanks,
Henry

On 28 June 2015 at 14:36, Padmahas Bn [email protected] wrote:

In other words, If I have 5 text_fields in a form how can I link only 3
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You can still use form_for, but use text_field_tag rather than
f.text_field for the non model form inputs.

Later how can I send those values inside text_field_tag to different
controller’s action using button_to?

thank you.

On Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 7:36:34 AM UTC+1, Padmahas Bn wrote:

Hello all,

I would like to have a form in which some of the fields are linked to model and
some fields are not. When I use form_for tag it binds to a particular model and I
cannot create form fields that aren’t correspond to one of the column name of the
table (Model). Hence what I think is I should use form_tag instead of form_for so
that it contains whatever the form fields it want but one thing I can’t find by
googling is how can I connect specific fields to a model leaving other fields free
of model?

You can still use form_for, but use text_field_tag rather than
f.text_field for the non model form inputs.

Fred

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