Passing objects?


#1

Hello,

I was wondering if it was possible to pass objects between methods in
the controllers - or whether you can only pass strings??

example:

def method_one
@object = Model.find(params[:id)
redirect_to :action => “method_to”, :object => @object
end

def method_two
@object = params[:object]
end

The question is basically - can i access the object in method_two?
Or do i have to just pass the model id to method two and do another
query to find the model object?

Which is best practice?


#2

Which is best practice?
Pass the model id and find it in the next action.

You could store the object in session (session[:object] = @object),
but generally it’s best to keep the session lightweight.

Steve