I too was trying to figure out such things.
I need a page that will ask for initial and final
this would be a form page, so it would be a view. It would
go in the view folder. You could have an action getdates
in controller which automatically will call getdates.rhtml
in the view folder.
You will get the info from this page in the params. Look up
render to look at the param hash.
The controller can then select all the data, and go to
another view page, show.rhtml.
You don’t need to use scaffold at all.
Here is what I found
I also found the following tutorial which is more about
I will be happy to help if I can, I only have a couple weeks
on this myself.