Saving ActiveRecord/form changes


Greetings everyone,

I can’t pass updated/changed values from the form elements to the
ActiveRecord. However something is going through because the table’s
update_when column is registering the date/time of the update, but
otherwise no data revisions transpire. Have tried using form_for helper
as well, but the same results.

This is all new to me, so not sure what additional info will be
relevant. But am using Ruby 1.8.6 with a local MYSQL 5.1 database thru
a Radrails IDE. My apologies for whatever info I have ommitted. Any
suggestions on where I have gone astray will be most appreciated.

Thanks, Bill


class FileController < ApplicationController

def edit
@file = File.find(params[:id])

def update
@file = File.find(params[:id])
if @file.update_attributes(params[:file])
redirect_to :action => ‘show’, :id => @file
render :action => ‘edit’


<% form_tag (:action => ‘update’, :id => do %>

<%= text_area 'file', 'description'

<%= submit_tag ‘Save changes’ %>
<% end %>

<%= link_to ‘Back’, {:action => ‘list’} %>


I’m afraid the Rails mailing lists/groups are elsewhere. This is the
Ruby programming language list.

However, as a quick guess: you should either be using form_tag with
text_area_tag, or form_for with text_area. There are plenty of sample
apps out there you can check against. Here’s the one that got me