Specifying a view template

I’m new to Rails (and liking it!) and I have multiple controllers, each
of which has a method which uses a view template which is identical to
what the others use.

I would like to be able to have just one template to maintain that they
can all use. What is the customary way to do this? I tried using
render_action to specify the template explicitly, and it “works”. But I
would like to be able to redirect to this method without getting a “Can
only render or redirect once per action” error.

Thanks for any assistance!

-Steve B.

Steve B. wrote:

I’m new to Rails (and liking it!) and I have multiple controllers, each
of which has a method which uses a view template which is identical to
what the others use.

I would like to be able to have just one template to maintain that they
can all use. What is the customary way to do this? I tried using
render_action to specify the template explicitly, and it “works”. But I
would like to be able to redirect to this method without getting a “Can
only render or redirect once per action” error.

Thanks for any assistance!

-Steve B.

Isn’t layout in Rails meant for this?

aj

Use sub-templates
http://api.rubyonrails.com/classes/ActionView/Base.html

When using the same rhtml for multiple methods in the same controller
(or multiple controllers where you’re passing just one object), use
partials:
http://api.rubyonrails.com/classes/ActionView/Partials.html

        - dan


Dan K. mailto:[email protected]
http://www.dankohn.com/ tel:+1-415-233-1000

Dan K. wrote:

Use sub-templates
http://api.rubyonrails.com/classes/ActionView/Base.html

Thanks! Sub-templates look like just what I need.

-Steve

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