Save the current article id


Hi guys, I want to save the current article id, but I don’t know how.
someone have an example?
Ex. I click on “show article”, after that I click “edit article”. When
the editing is finished I want to click “back” and loading the show page
with the previous article.


I don’t want to access to the current but save it in the
class and use it when I need to go back at the last article showed.
I don’t know where i can store it, in the application.rb or in the
articles_controller.rb, and how store it!




Depending on your code, you should be able to just do in
your view to access the current article’s id. For a route you can
even drop the .id:

<%= link_to ‘Edit this article’, :action => ‘edit’, :id => @article %>

and if you’re using map.resources, it’s even shorter:

<%= link_to ‘Edit this article’, edit_article_path(@article) %>

Hope that helps,



I tried this:
-in application.rb

def current_article
if @current_article
return @current_article
else @params[:id]
return @current_article = @params[:id]

-in articles_controller.rb

def show
@article = Article.find(current_article)

It works if i try <%= link_to ‘show’, :action => ‘show’, :id => article
but if I try <%= link_to ‘show’, :action => ‘show’, :id =>
@current_article %>
it doesn’t work.

What is wrong? thanks