Still struggling on trying to implement a partial


At present i have a list of items and a corresponding ‘details’

Step1 - Details
Step2 - Details
Step3 - Details
Step4 - Details
Step5 - Details

I select details, and a

is updated underneath
this list with further information taken from a separate table. The code
for this is:

<%= link_to_remote (“Details”, :update => ‘details’, :url => { :action
=> :display_details, :id => step }) %>

I then have a separate file called display_details.rhtml which contains
the layout for these “details”.

However i’d now like to use SortHelper2 to sort the results displayed in

. This isn’t working and i believe it may be resolved by using
a partial.

I’ve therefore gone ahead and changed display_details.rhtml to

Here’s where i get stuck:

I understand i need to place something along the lines of

<%= render(:partial => ‘display_details’) %>

Where i’d like the details to display.

However i can’t work out what i need to amend in the link_to_remote
section to keep the button that displays the details in the partial.

If further code/information is needed please ask.


I’m no expert, but I think you want to do something like this in the
controller#display_details method:

render :update do |page|
page.replace_html(‘details’, :partial => ‘display_details’)

Then have _display_details.rhtml output the html you want inside the


On Jul 27, 6:25 am, Paul N. removed_email_address@domain.invalid