Hi, I have two tables 'item' and 'comment' (comment belonging to item). I am trying to list each item and the comments for that item within it. For example: Item One Comment One Comment Two Comment Three Item Two Comment One Comment Two etc I know I can place a loop within the loop to display the comments for each item, but that seems inefficient. From what I have read, the :include option in the controller can be used to carry out what I want, but I am unsure of how to display this information within the view. Controller @items = Item.find(:all, :include => [:comments] ) View <% for item in @items %> <%=h item.title %> <%=h item.body %> (WOULD IT BE SOMETHING LIKE THIS?) <% for comment in @items.comments %> COMMENT GOES HERE <% end %> <% end %> Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
on 2009-01-14 14:46
on 2009-01-14 19:53
Be brave, experiment! Once you have an item, that item has comments, not the collection of items (@items) <% @items.each do |item| %> <%=h item.title %> <%=h item.body %> <% item.comments.each do |comment| %> <%=h comment.text (or whatever) %> <% end %> <% end %>