Forum: Ruby on Rails Intercepting form submission

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9f4a65c520a69cd357d830661e172272?d=identicon&s=25 JannaB (Guest)
on 2009-05-28 14:16
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Where (what function name must I insert in my controller, I assume)
can I obtain the selected value from a field in a form, to process and
change it before it gets written to the model's table in the db?
Thanks, Janna B.
D188e591eac11021329b8821a5f954c7?d=identicon&s=25 Ar Chron (railsdog)
on 2009-05-28 14:55
Well, you *could* choose the ugly path and just place that code in the
controller create and/or update methods, after your model is
reconstituted from the params.

Or choose a better path and place that code in a method in the model,
and define a before_save in the model that invokes the method
(before_save is called for either create or update).
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