Link change to dropdown list and back

So I posted this question yesterday and nobody replied back, so what I’m
doing must be pretty ground breaking (haha, don’t I wish). I have some
fields that I would really like to have filled out without putting them
in a form. Basically I have a link that allows the user to edit if they
so desire. When they click the link the link turns into a dropdown, at
which point they make a selection and onchange or onblur their selection
is re-displayed as a link and saved to the database. Any way, here is
the code…

First I have a table where someone can enter an airline name:

<%= link_to_remote ' (Edit) ', :update => 'exclude_1', :url => { :action => 'add_exclude_airline1', :id => @user.id } %>

Then in the controller a partial is rendered to display the dropdown
menu:

def add_exclude_airline1
@user = User.find_by_id( params[:id] )

if @user.exclude_air_1.nil?
  render :partial => 'exclude_airline1'
else
  render :partial => 'exclude_airline1'
end

end

In exclude_airline1 I am calling a function that basically redirects me
to an action which basically re-renders text back to the div. I am not
sure what he :with is doing, however. The code looks like:

<% func = remote_function( :update => ‘exclude_1’, :url => {:action =>
‘set_exclude_airline_1’}, :with => “‘id=’ + escape(value)” ) -%>

<% @airlines = Airline.find( :all, :order => ‘name’ ) %>

<% if @user.exclude_air_1.nil? %>

">
<%= options_from_collection_for_select @airlines, ‘id’, ‘name’ %>

<% else %>

<%= select “airlinemembership”, “membership”, Airline.find( :all, :order
=>
‘name’ ).collect {|a| [a.name.downcase.capitalize, a.id]},
:selected => Airline.find_by_id( @user.exclude_airline_1 ) %>

<% end %>

The set_exclude_airline_1 looks like:

def set_exclude_airline_1
puts “TEST1”
render :text => “<%= link_to_remote ‘TEST1’, :update =>
‘exclude_1’, :url => { :action =>
‘add_exclude_airline1’, :id => @user.id } %>”
end

Basically all that is happening at this point is that when I go and
select an item from the dropdown, instead of a link appearing with the
selection everything just disapears. Anyone have any suggestions of what
I am doing wrong? Thanks all,

-S

Getting a little closer. I have found the “render :text =>” in the
“set_exclude_airline_1” is not rendering the link_to_remote but it does
render simple text, so I need to find a way around that.

On 10/9/07, Shandy N. [email protected] wrote:

Getting a little closer. I have found the “render :text =>” in the
“set_exclude_airline_1” is not rendering the link_to_remote but it does
render simple text, so I need to find a way around that.

Use render :inline, not render :text

Bob S. wrote:

On 10/9/07, Shandy N. [email protected] wrote:

Getting a little closer. I have found the “render :text =>” in the
“set_exclude_airline_1” is not rendering the link_to_remote but it does
render simple text, so I need to find a way around that.

Use render :inline, not render :text

That did it. Now everything works, thanks you very much!

-S

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs