Set up a default route

Phlip wrote:

Can I fix it by adding a view called ‘inventories’?

That worked, because I have a sufficiently late version of MySQL.

Next question. What does “Set up a default route” mean?

When I read…

http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/Routes

…it reminds me of the Apache documentation for mod_rewrite. I hope
someone appreciates the candor of my naivete’ and works on the
“simplest path” through this stuff.

I add…

map.connect ‘inventories’, :view => ‘inventories’, :controller =>
‘inventory’

to config/routes.rb, and hit http://localhost:8000/inventories , and
get a missing page message.

What’s the simplest configuration to hit a view?

On Aug 15, 2006, at 2:33 PM, Phlip wrote:

http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/Routes
to config/routes.rb, and hit http://localhost:8000/inventories , and
get a missing page message.

What’s the simplest configuration to hit a view?

Generally you hit an action, not a view. The action determines what
view to load (defaults to the view with the same name)

try:
map.connect ‘inventories’, :controller => ‘inventory’, :action =>
‘inventories’

You’ll need an ‘inventory’ controller that has an ‘inventories’ method.

But you can also access that with:

localhost:8000/inventory/inventories

Assuming you didn’t change the routes file too much.

Anyway, the default route usually refers to : map.connect ‘’ …

So that way browsing to http://localhost:port/ yields part of your
app, rather than public/index.html

-Mat

Mat S. wrote:

You’ll need an ‘inventory’ controller that has an ‘inventories’ method.

Thanks - I’l try those and reply.

The general topic here is the “getting started” documentation worked
fine for installing Rails - even a newbie could do it (except on
Ubuntu).

Then the documentation sort of cliffed-over and dropped flat. The
effect was kind of like following a trail of breadcrumbs through the
forest and discovering they stop suddenly.

(Wilderness tip: Don’t drop breadcrumbs. Break off twigs in the
direction you are going…)

Mat S. wrote:

You’ll need an ‘inventory’ controller that has an ‘inventories’ method.

Back to the generator. What’s wrong with this?

ruby script/generate ajax_scaffold Inventory

localhost:8000/inventory/inventories

That’s a page-not-found right now, with “File does not exist:
C:/phlip/projects/rails/public/inventory” in the log.

What are you reading?

The “Welcome aboard” default page.

Couldn’t it ass-ume MySQL, and then step you just as far as a Hello
World situation?

Phlip wrote:

That’s a page-not-found right now, with “File does not exist:
C:/phlip/projects/rails/public/inventory” in the log.

What are you reading?

The “Welcome aboard” default page.

Couldn’t it ass-ume MySQL, and then step you just as far as a Hello
World situation?

If this is your first trip in the world of Rails, may I recommend that
you try a brief tutorial (such as the ‘Four Days with Rails’) which will
give you a trip round the amusement park and introduce you to the
attractions. There is a lot of ‘magic’ that goes with Rails, but it
does help to get your concepts almost right. You definitely come across
a person who has the knowledge, but just needs the orientation :smiley:

As such, ajax_scaffold is not part of standard Rails (as I know it) and
that may be throwing up some issues for you. Try the basic stuff first
and it should all work.

Cheers
Mohit.

On Aug 15, 2006, at 3:25 PM, Phlip wrote:

Mat S. wrote:

You’ll need an ‘inventory’ controller that has an ‘inventories’
method.

Thanks - I’l try those and reply.

The general topic here is the “getting started” documentation worked
fine for installing Rails - even a newbie could do it (except on
Ubuntu).

Well, so long as the command 'rails MyApp works, it should become
pretty much the same on any platform. You might want to pick up
another trail of crumbs… er… twigs.

What are you reading? Perhaps it’s a wiki page that could use some
attention.
-Mat

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