Modifying script generated scaffold output Books/Authors



For my little book library db I find the rails script generated stuff
fine for most of my needs but there is one thing I couldn’t figure
out . .

Part of the auto output of app/view/books/edit.rhtml is:

<%= start_form_tag :action => ‘update’, :id => @book %>
<%= render :partial => ‘form’ %>
<%= submit_tag ‘Edit’ %>
<%= end_form_tag %>

but I need to add in:

Author <% @authors.each do |author| %> > <%= author.last_name %> <%= author.first_name %> <%= author.other_name %> <% end %>

so I can update the author (in the author’s table) if necessary. If I
insert this code after the first line above it seems to update the
author OK (comment: shouldn’t the button say “Update”?) but is there
some way to position the author label and field on the page
automatically like the other bookk fields?



Philip R.

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this should go into the _form.rthml file wich defines the actual
fields displayed

Also I found, that I always rewrite _form.rhtml an “hard-code” field
names etc in order to get the layout I want for my forms.

cu jc