Hello all, I have a controller with a couple of actions and one model. The model is as so: validates_presence_of :name, :email, :name validates_presence_of :password, :password_confirmation The first action is create and is called by the administrator. With this action I do not want to validate the password as this is created automatically. The second action allows the user change their password. With this action I do not want to validate the email, as there is no need. However the problem lies in the fact that the Administrator can also change the name and email. Therefore I am unable to use the :on => create or :on => update, as password validation is required on update for the user, while email and name validation is required on update and create by the administrator. Quite the pickle! Is there a way of restricting validation to a controller/action? Therefore I can avoid calling certain validations at certain actions? Thanks, j
on 2007-05-08 11:16
on 2007-05-08 11:25
a simple suggestion on the top of my head would be to create two different actions for the admin / user. instead of :update, make two identical actions, with different names such as :update_for_user && :update_for_admin and then just set the validates_* to :update_for_user and validates_* :update_for_admin in the correct cases. ?
on 2007-05-08 11:48
This is how I did it. Sounds similar to what you need. Model: class Customer < ActiveRecord::Base attr_accessor :current_password validates_presence_of :current_password, :on => :update, :if => :password_change? def change_password(attributes) @password_change = true self.attributes = attributes save end private def validate_on_update if password_change? errors.add(:current_password, "is incorrect") unless encrypt(current_password) == crypted_password end end def password_change? @password_change end end Controller: class AccountController < ApplicationController def change_password @customer = @current_customer if request.post? if @customer.change_password(params[:customer]) flash[:notice] = "Your password has been changed" end end end end
on 2007-05-08 12:14
I think that's exactly what I was looking for, thank you very much... j
on 2007-05-08 13:46
I tried that, it doesn't work as there are no such parameters for a validation helper.