Mvc


#1

Hi,

i am wondering about the MVC pattern, I havent worked with that for a
long time and before I break it I would like to ask your advice…

if I have a birthday calender visible in nearly every view where would
I put the controller? I was thinking about putting the method it into
application controller… but how do you call that from the view?

Thanks,
Philipp


#2

could you explain the birthday calendar method a little better?


#3

Thanks,

so the solution is, just for everyone else facing the same proplems,
(at least I hope):

Write a helper method

def birthday_helper (number_of_resutls)
costumers_with_upcoming_birhtday = Costumer.find_near_birthday
costumers_with_upcoming_birhtday= costumers_with_upcoming_birhtday
[0…number_of_resutls]
end

and then call it from the view

<% birthday_helper(10).each do |costumer| %>

<%=link_to costumer.last_name, costumer %> <%=link_to costumer.birthday, costumer %>
<% end %>

Thanks for the help!


#4

On Apr 9, 2009, at 10:56 AM, mift99 wrote:

and then call it from the view

<% birthday_helper(10).each do |costumer| %>

<%=link_to costumer.last_name, costumer %> <%=link_to costumer.birthday, costumer %>
<% end %>

You might take note that there are a lot of misspellings of
“birthday” (birhtday), so this code won’t run, but you’ve probably
already noticed that.

Also, why not make use of a named scope with a parameter instead of a
helper? Such as:

class Customer
named_scope :upcoming_birthdays, lambda { |number_of_results|
{
:conditions => { [‘your conditions for nearing birthdays’] },
:limit => number_of_results
}
}
end

Then in any controller, view or runner you could do
Customer.upcoming_birthdays(10)

-Kevin


#5

Hi,

I did end up making a named scope. This feature is really nice!

Thanks guys, really helped me a lot!