Hi. I've gotten stuck again, this time at having one model handling 2 different file types. My model, Logfile has fields id and filename. It also has a file= method to handle an uploaded test file. What I want is to be able to upload either a text file or zipfile. The zipfile contains text files, and I'd like to save each text file within this zipfile as a Logfile. Is possible to handle both within Logfile? Or should I handle them in LogfileController? Would I have to have two of these (one for txt and another for zip)? Upload File: <%= file_field(:logfile, 'file') %> If I handle this in the controller, would I have to create a separate hash for the file alone? I ask this because using @uploaded_file = params[:logfile]['file] within LogfileController has given me a nil. Also, where can I find documentation for file= ? (It's kind of a hard keyword to search for) Sorry for all the questions and sorry for being such a newbie. I really want to take advantage of the Ruby way, but my brain is all Java-fied.
on 2006-06-14 00:14
on 2006-06-14 00:16
lisa-u wrote: > My model, Logfile has fields id and filename. It also has a file= > method to handle an uploaded test file. Oops! I meant "text file".
on 2006-06-14 00:56
Never mind. My design worked (sort of). I just needed to maintain my variables with similar names. I'm a horrible at naming. What happened was I uploaded either txt or zip through a web form, handled each file accordingly (sorted by @uploaded_file.content_type) and created a Logfile (or looped to create many logfiles, in the case of the zipped file). I'm still having a bit of trouble saving the file to the correct location without any errors, but I'm sure I can handle that.