How to get "www.site.com/user1" address

Hi,

I am a newcomer to the Rails Front. Currently reading chapter 17 of
Agile Web D. on Rails. But a burning question, that I would
appreciate anyone being able to verify for me!

Here goes:

What I am hoping of trying to build is a site where I can have a page
for individual entry in the database. So if it were users: I wanted to
have a page in the the format: www.example.com/user1 AND
www.example.com/user2 and display information pertaining to that
particular user.

How would one go about doing that. Up until now reading in the book, it
seems to indicate that I can only have a
www.example.com/~controller_here~.

Now I also have a faint clue that you can set a controller default(map
root). If I was to do that, would I need to have a new controller for
each user? That’s the issue because it does not seem much of a DRY way
of getting this done.

Another quick add-on question that just came to my head while thinking
about this, if I was to implement search functionality. Say
www.example.com/search/“whateverquery”. Is it still possible in that
case to like redirect to the result …if it was “user1”
(www.example.com/user1).

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I appreciate you taking the time to read through this question. Rest
assured, I’m going at full speed to get the answer to these questions
myself. Nothing else keeps me up at 3:53Am :slight_smile:

Thank You,

Hi

I can have a page
for individual entry in the database.

Did not understand that
I think you better to start with an example

./script/generate scaffold User name:string

Then watch what happens in config/routes.rb app/models app/views
app/controllers

Now I also have a faint clue that you can set a controller default(map
root). If I was to do that, would I need to have a new controller for
each user?

example
map.root :controller => ‘user’

Then what happens is your root page will be mapped to user controller’s
index action And here you have to delete or rename public/index.html
before doing this

Sijo

Then what happens is your root page will be mapped to user controller’s
index action And here you have to delete or rename public/index.html
before doing this

Sijo

You sir, are my hero.

Thank You so much.

Vlad C. wrote:
[…]

You sir, are my hero.

Thank You so much.

Except that I don’t think Sijo’s suggestion will work, if I understand
correctly. I think you need something in routes.rb (near the end) like

map.connect ‘/:username’, :controller => ‘users’, :action =>
‘show_by_name’

But I could be wrong. In any case, this shouldn’t be too difficult.
You may also need to override User#to_param.

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

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