Handling ActiveRecord::RecordNotFound

How should we handle requests for invalid objects which do not exist in
database, ActiveRecord::RecordNotFound error ?
I am writing begin-rescue as follows:
def show
@phone = Phone.find(params[:id])
rescue ActiveRecord::RecordNotFound
flash[:notice] = NONEXIST_OBJECT
redirect_to :controller => :phone, :action => :index
respond_to do |format|
format.xml {render :xml => @agenda.to_xml}

Instead of repeating this for show, edit, and delete in every
controller, I would like to put this into an application_controller. How
do I pass current controller name to the application controller? The
controller and model names are matching, so I would generate a class
name from controller name, then do a begin-find-rescue stuff.

Also, does this belong to controller? My first thought was to handle
this in model, as it is related to ActiveRecord. Any thoughts on this ?

Please help me with putting it into app_con anyway.


On 12 Apr 2009, at 17:43, Amita B. wrote:

this ?

If the user asks to see object blah and that doesn’t exist, then what
to tell the user is definitely controller material.
If I were you I’d take a look at rescue_from.


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