Forum: Ruby on Rails newbie q: Truncate text field

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26ca684555abbdb44f01bd1e165e649b?d=identicon&s=25 Vince W. (vince)
on 2005-12-14 04:47
I'm trying to incorporate a field where a user can enter a quantity
(online store app).  I've tried adding this to my
views/onlinestore/index.rhtml:

 <td width="40" align="center"><%= text_field 'line_items', 'quantity'
%>
 </td>

(I'm a total newbie so if there is a better way to pass the qty for an
online order please do suggest!)

That does indeed put a quantity field where I want it but it's pretty
big.  Changing the length of the dbase field doesn't reduce it.  Ideally
I'd like it big enough to enter 3 digits and that's it.  How can I do
that?

Thanks in advance..
2dd904ec5981c31e7bb7a5743a53caf8?d=identicon&s=25 Bruce Balmer (brucebalmer)
on 2005-12-14 07:28
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> <%= text_field 'line_items', 'quantity'  :size=>3%>
26ca684555abbdb44f01bd1e165e649b?d=identicon&s=25 Vince W. (vince)
on 2005-12-14 16:33
bruce balmer wrote:
>> <%= text_field 'line_items', 'quantity'  :size=>3%>

Ok, I got it, full line of code ended up being:

<td width="40" align="center"><%= text_field 'line_items', 'quantity',{:
size=>3} %> </td>


Thanks Bruce!
2dd904ec5981c31e7bb7a5743a53caf8?d=identicon&s=25 Bruce Balmer (brucebalmer)
on 2005-12-14 20:52
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Vince:

You're welcome.  Odd thing is that you don't need those curly braces
around :size=>whatever.  Maybe it is correct form and maybe it is
important and MAYBE I am lucky that my sites are working.

Anyone care to comment?

bruce
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