Forms fields pre-populating w/ first record's values


#1

I have a strange situation. I want to have a create_user form w/ all
the fields blank

When I call the create_user method, the corresponding
create_user.html.erb form is displaying the first
record’s data from the user table in the form fields

Here’s a quick view of my form:

<% form_tag('create_user') do -%>
   <%=hidden_field("user", "id") %> (<%=params[:id] %>)
   <p><label for="fname">First Name</label><br/>
    <%=text_field("user", "fname") %></p>

   <p><label for="lname">Last Name</label><br/>
    <%=text_field("user", "lname") %></p>
  <%=submit_tag("Create") %>
<% end -%>

When that form loads, it is populated w/ the First and last name from
the first user record in the db.

Anyway around this - I’ve tried everything I can think of.

Thanks,
Clem


#2

form_tag does not tag a string as an argument.

Could you show us your controller please?

Also, it may help you if you read
http://guides.rubyonrails.org/getting_started_with_rails.html
first.

Ryan B.
Freelancer
http://frozenplague.net


#3

Thanks for getting back to me on this.

Here’s my controller method:

def create_user
if request.post?
@user = User.new(params[:user])
if @user.save
flash[:notice] = “User has been added.”
flash.keep
redirect_to :controller => ‘admin’, :action => ‘list_users’, :id
=> @user.id, :page => params[:page]
end
end
end

Thanks again

Ryan B. wrote:

form_tag does not tag a string as an argument.

Could you show us your controller please?

Also, it may help you if you read
http://guides.rubyonrails.org/getting_started_with_rails.html
first.

Ryan B.
Freelancer
http://frozenplague.net


#4

Problem solved: all I had to do was to add Address.new in the
controller.

Newbies

Clem R. wrote:

Thanks for getting back to me on this.

Here’s my controller method:

def create_user
if request.post?
@user = User.new(params[:user])
if @user.save
flash[:notice] = “User has been added.”
flash.keep
redirect_to :controller => ‘admin’, :action => ‘list_users’, :id
=> @user.id, :page => params[:page]
end
end
end

Thanks again

Ryan B. wrote:

form_tag does not tag a string as an argument.

Could you show us your controller please?

Also, it may help you if you read
http://guides.rubyonrails.org/getting_started_with_rails.html
first.

Ryan B.
Freelancer
http://frozenplague.net