I have a table on a page, and i want a link to download the table data
as a csv. One way to do this would be to have my model class build a
file, and pass the filename back to the controller, which uses send_file
to send it to the user. But, this seems a bit heavy handed - it’s a
small amount of data, which is subject to change, and i don’t want a
load of files hanging around if i can help it.
Is there a simple way to just generate some text and push it back as a
use a simple view which is rendered normally in the controller, and
change the link_to tag to download the results instead of render it?
(if so, how do i set the filename?)
have a normal link_to tag and have the controller build the text
itself (it’s just going to be an array join effectively) and push the
text back as a file.
Any advice welcome - thanks!