Forum: Ruby on Rails How do I only show items that belong to a certain user?

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5e197c8f7663929dd8c2d978f0f0d0eb?d=identicon&s=25 David Smit (dawie)
on 2008-10-19 23:06
I have a web application with users and their documents. Each user can
have many documents:


has_many :documents


belongs_to :user


def index
    @documents = Document.find(:all)

I am using the restful_authentication plugin. Here is my question: How
do I get the controller to only show documents that belongs to each
user? Right now it shows all the documents for all the users.

I am using the latest version of Rails.
A39970d780c506b26e9a8b71eda13df2?d=identicon&s=25 Walter McGinnis (Guest)
on 2008-10-19 23:56
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@current_user.documents rather Document.find(:all).
Walter McGinnis
A39970d780c506b26e9a8b71eda13df2?d=identicon&s=25 Walter McGinnis (Guest)
on 2008-10-19 23:57
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Oh, I should say that I'm not sure what the actual user variable is when
using restful_authentication, but that is the concept you want to go
Fac81a9d95c81d817a2debb6f717f3ac?d=identicon&s=25 Sazima (Guest)
on 2008-10-20 14:44
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Cheers, Sazima

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