Forum: Ruby on Rails create entry using another entry

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Af25c598c54850cd55e07b1d060df9e1?d=identicon&s=25 Mike Chai (mlchai)
on 2009-04-02 00:27
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I'm wondering what the best practice way to do this is. Basically, I
have a Snippet model containing a text field of type text and a Story
model also with a text field of type text. At some point, I want to
make a story entry using a snippet entry's text.

Passing this using new_story_path(:snippet => @snippet.text) is
troublesome since it passes it through the URL and also is limited to
a certain number of characters. I thought of using another post method
but that seems to go against RESTful practices since new should be a
get action. I also thought of creating a method in the Story model to
take a Snippet object and create the new entry by extracting the
information through the snippet entry. Are there any better ways of
doing this?
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