Hi! I have a list of items with description but would like to show only the first words of the description and link to the full item detail page. How can I do that ? Thank you!
on 2006-03-22 17:06
on 2006-03-22 18:02
weirdmonkey wrote: > Hi! > > I have a list of items with description but would like to show only the > first words of the description and link to the full item detail page. > > How can I do that ? > > Thank you! > > Think truncate is what you need. See http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionView/Help... Then you can just do a link_to with "more info" as the text.
on 2006-03-22 18:15
Wow ! Thank you very much Chris! I just need to add the my view <%= product.description.truncate %> right ? (i'm a beginner when it comes to dynamic websites so excuses my poor knowledge hehe) ++
on 2006-03-22 18:37
No prob. I'm a newb myself, though have done a little php. :-) Actually what you need is: <%= truncate(product.description, 50, ":::") %> Those last two parameters are optional and I've just chosen 50 and ":::" arbitrarily. It defaults to 30 (characters) and "..."