Sorting Helper issue

Hi Friends,

I am very new to RoR. I have now got the pager working for my

listing page and was trying to get the sorting to work. However I get
this error:

MissingSourceFile in PeopleController#index
Missing helper file helpers/sorting_helper.rb
RAILS_ROOT: C:/ruby/contact

Application Trace | Framework Trace | Full Trace
helpers.rb:127:in helper' C:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-2.0.2/lib/action_controller/ helpers.rb:111:ineach’
helpers.rb:111:in `helper’

Following is the code in the controller:

def index
@sorter = self, %w(name address),
@params[‘sort’], @params[‘order’], ‘name’, ‘ASC’
@people =[:search], params[:page])

following is the code in the view:

Listing people

<% for person in @people %>

<% end %>
<%= link_to 'Name', @sorter.to_link('name') %> <%= link_to 'Address', @sorter.to_link('address') %>
<%=h %> <%=h person.address %> <%= link_to 'Show', person %> <%= link_to 'Edit', edit_person_path(person) %> <%= link_to 'Destroy', person, :confirm => 'Are you sure?', :method => :delete %>

<%= will_paginate @people %>

<%= link_to ‘New person’, new_person_path %>

following is the code in the model:

class Person < ActiveRecord::Base


def, page)
paginate :per_page => 5, :page => page,
:conditions => [‘name like ?’, “%#{search}%”],
:order => ‘name’


i also added this line to the routes.rb

map.connect ‘:controller/:action/:sort/:order’

Looking forward to your help yet again.....:)


guys do i have to download and install any gem for this just like the
way i did for pagination?

have you install the plugin?

ruby script/plugin install

and dont forget to ensure that you install svn in your OS. Try to ask
google how to install SVN in your OS.


well i would prefer to install a gem rather than do it through the
plugin…, can anyone please tell me how to do that?

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