What am I doing wrong?

Hello,

I’m trying to display chat messages from different users, and the
content is to be read from respective partials.
When I render the partials, I get the following error: `@…’ is not
allowed as an instance variable name
This is the view:

<% for contact in @contacts %>

<%= render(:partial => contact.partner_id) %>
<% form_tag ... do %> . . . <% end %>
<% end %>

Ngassa C. wrote:

Hello,

I’m trying to display chat messages from different users, and the
content is to be read from respective partials.
When I render the partials, I get the following error: `@…’ is not
allowed as an instance variable name

Sounds like you need to render the partial and pass in the variable as
a local variable:
<%= render :partial ‘mypartial’, :locals => { :contacts => @contacts }
%>

And in the partial, you can now use the local variable ‘contacts’.
Try that?

On 22 Sep 2009, at 11:38, Ngassa C. wrote:

<%= render(:partial => contact.partner_id) %>

Are you partial names just numeric values ? That won’t work because
instance/local variables get created for you named after the partial
and you can’t have an instance variable called @123

Fred

Hi Aldric,

Sounds like you need to render the partial and pass in the variable as
a local variable:

that’s what I also thought, but I resolved the problem by using
a different formating for ‘mypatrial’, and not contact.partner_id. The
problem is that not all ‘partner_ids’ also form a valid partial name,
since there exist some signs(like -, $ …) which are not allowed in
file names.

Thanks for the help.

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