Beyond frusterating date_select issue

I have this code: <%= date_select("post", "from") %>

simple, easy, works! The problem comes when I need to build a query
around these dates. In my log I see that the params are being passed
like this:

"post"=>{"from(1i)"=>"2008", "to(1i)"=>"2008", "from(2i)"=>"11",
    "to(2i)"=>"11", "from(3i)"=>"6", "to(3i)"=>"6"}

When I try and access the params, such as, by saying: params[:to][:3i],
ruby barks at me. All other variations have failed to get at the values.
So, my question is this: how in the name of everything holy am I
supposed to get the month, day, and year from the params hash when
hashes containing integers - 1, 2, 3, etc. - are inaccessable via ruby.
I have tried putting the values into a date object and everythign simply
does not work or come out as nil. Has anyone had any success at getting
at those values? Thanks,

-S

I have this code: <%= date_select("post", "from") %>

simple, easy, works! The problem comes when I need to build a query
around these dates. In my log I see that the params are being passed
like this:

"post"=>{"from(1i)"=>"2008", "to(1i)"=>"2008", "from(2i)"=>"11",
   "to(2i)"=>"11", "from(3i)"=>"6", "to(3i)"=>"6"}

When I try and access the params, such as, by saying: params[:to][:3i],
ruby barks at me. All other variations have failed to get at the values.
So, my question is this: how in the name of everything holy am I
supposed to get the month, day, and year from the params hash when
hashes containing integers - 1, 2, 3, etc. - are inaccessable via ruby.
I have tried putting the values into a date object and everythign simply
does not work or come out as nil. Has anyone had any success at getting
at those values? Thanks,

Maybe I'm not understanding but why not access params[:post][:from] and then request what parts you want using DateTime methods.

Philip Hallstrom wrote:

3i],
at those values? Thanks,

Maybe I'm not understanding but why not access params[:post][:from]
and then request what parts you want using DateTime methods.

it doesn't complain when I do that but it doesn't give any values back
either. If I try params[:to][:1i] it complains about the number, if I
try params[:to]["1i"] I get

You have a nil object when you didn't expect it!
You might have expected an instance of ActiveRecord::Base.
The error occurred while evaluating nil.[]

Parameters:

{"commit"=>"Submit",
"post"=>{"from(1i)"=>"2008",
"to(1i)"=>"2008",
"from(2i)"=>"11",
"to(2i)"=>"11",
"from(3i)"=>"6",
"to(3i)"=>"6"}}

Right now I am lost on what to do because this should be simple.

This may just be superstition talking, but I wonder if the problem is the names "from" and "to". Any difference if you make those, e.g., "from_date" and "to_date"?

Philip Hallstrom wrote:
>> 3i],
>> at those values? Thanks,
> Maybe I'm not understanding but why not access params[:post][:from]
> and then request what parts you want using DateTime methods.

it doesn't complain when I do that but it doesn't give any values back
either. If I try params[:to][:1i] it complains about the number, if I
try params[:to]["1i"] I get

Your're trying too hard. params['post']['to(1i)'] etc... (or use
select_date )

Fred