Multiple forms to create multiple records for multiple users

Hello.
I have come across a scenario where I need to save multiple records for
multiple users on the same page.

User has_many :shifts
Shift belongs_to :user

I need to show multiple shifts for each user on the same page and the
administrator will just enter some values and click save.

Example:
user1: <shift1_value> - <shift2_value> - <shift3_value>
user2: <shift1_value> - <shift2_value> - <shift3_value>
user3: <shift1_value> - <shift2_value> - <shift3_value>
[save]

What’s the best way to tackle this problem in rails?

Thank you.

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 5:34 PM, Abdullah Esmail
[email protected]wrote:

Example:
user1: <shift1_value> - <shift2_value> - <shift3_value>
user2: <shift1_value> - <shift2_value> - <shift3_value>
user3: <shift1_value> - <shift2_value> - <shift3_value>
[save]

What’s the best way to tackle this problem in rails?

This all depends on how you setup the form in your views. I suggest you
create a spectific action, outside of the 7 crud actions, to handle the
data
that you get when you do this.

As for the form, I think the names of the elements should be

shifts[][user_id] for the user_id
shifts[][shifts][] for the 3 shift values

you’ll receive a hash that looks like

shifts: [{ user_id: 1, shifts: [1,2,3] }, { user_id: 2, shifts: [1,2,3]
}]

on the controller. good luck!

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