Forum: Ruby on Rails iterating through a collection using partials

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8e7e5b934fcbcdfb475072685755457f?d=identicon&s=25 Taylor Strait (Guest)
on 2007-03-03 19:19
This should be straightforward but a search hasn't helped:

I want to convert this:
<% for post in @posts %>

  <div class='PostBlock'>
    <div class='PostTitle'><%= link_to "#{post.title}" %></div>
    <div class='PostAuthor'>posted by <%= link_to "#{post.person.name}"
%></div>
    <br />
    <div class='PostBody'><%= h(post.body) %></div>
  </div>
  <br />

<% end %>

into THIS:

<% for post in @posts %>
  <%= render :partial => 'postblock'%
<% end %>

but just moving the PostBlock div into _postblock.rhtml gives an invalid
action for "post."  How can I cleanly separate this?  I've also tried
using :collection => @posts but the documentation on :collection is very
poor.  Thanks!
8e7e5b934fcbcdfb475072685755457f?d=identicon&s=25 Taylor Strait (Guest)
on 2007-03-03 19:26
It was a naming convention problem.  Since the passed object is
automagically named the same thing as the partial, penaming the partial
to "_post.rhtml" works:

<%= render :partial => 'post', :collection => @posts %>

This information came from page 511 in AWDwRv2
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