How to supress field name in error message?


How do I supress the reporting of a field name in the full error
message? I want the error to be associated with the field so that the
.fieldWithErrors class is applied to the field but I don’t want it to
add the field name to the actual error message.

For example:

errors.add(“occurs_on”, “The date can’t be today!”) unless occurs_on

I would like the error to read:

The date can’t be today!

Rather than:

Occurs on The date can’t be today!

Is there any way to do this?

Thanks in advance

On 4/22/06, Dave V. [email protected] wrote:


If you don’t care about the highlighting part, you can use
Otherwise, you may want to check this out:

Thanks Wilson

I do want to keep it specific to the fields so that they highlight,
the link mentioned in the article you referenced:

This seems like about the solution I was looking for, however I am not
sure how to install it? It comes with an init.rb file and a lib folder
with one rb file in it. I have put the init.rb in my project root and
the other file into my lib folder but it doesnt seem to override the

Anyone any ideas?

That’s a Rails ‘plugin’, so you need to extract it into the
vendor/plugins/ folder under your Rails project root.
There are some brief instructions at the bottom of the page:

Thanks Wilson, that works.


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