create a collection select from a array of numbers 1-50

@make_num = (1..50).entries

something like?

<%= f.collection_select(:make_num, @make_num.collect {|c| [c, c]}) %>

i get wrong number of arguments (2 for 4)

thanks!

<%= f.select “make_num”, 1…50 %>

Ryan Bigg wrote:

<%= f.select "make_num", 1..50 %>

great thanks!! sometimes things are just too easy.

I think that'd be something like:

  <%= f.select(:level, 1..200, {:prompt=> "N/A"}) %>

(Not sure if those curly braces are necessary, but they shouldn't
hurt...)

Roy Pardee wrote:

I think that'd be something like:

  <%= f.select(:level, 1..200, {:prompt=> "N/A"}) %>

(Not sure if those curly braces are necessary, but they shouldn't
hurt...)

cool thanks!

Scott Kulik wrote:

Roy Pardee wrote:

I think that'd be something like:

  <%= f.select(:level, 1..200, {:prompt=> "N/A"}) %>

(Not sure if those curly braces are necessary, but they shouldn't
hurt...)

cool thanks!

oops one more thing. what if i want the option to be available when
editing the item too?

Hmmm--that's different I think. With :prompt, the string you give isn't
actually stored in the db--it'll get translated to a null. You can use
the very same call in your edit view, and again nulls should be
translated into the prompt value. But if you really want to store "N/A"
in the db, you'll have to do something like:

# In your model, say:
class MyModel < ActiveRecord::Base
  ALLOWABLE_LEVELS = (1..200).to_a << "N/A"
end

# and then:
<%= f.select(:level, MyModel::ALLOWABLE_LEVELS) %>

Mind you, your level field will have to accept strings if you do this...

HTH,

-Roy

[mailto:rubyonrails-talk@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Scott Kulik

Roy Pardee wrote:

Hmmm--that's different I think. With :prompt, the string you give isn't
actually stored in the db--it'll get translated to a null. You can use
the very same call in your edit view, and again nulls should be
translated into the prompt value. But if you really want to store "N/A"
in the db, you'll have to do something like:

# In your model, say:
class MyModel < ActiveRecord::Base
  ALLOWABLE_LEVELS = (1..200).to_a << "N/A"
end

# and then:
<%= f.select(:level, MyModel::ALLOWABLE_LEVELS) %>

Mind you, your level field will have to accept strings if you do this...

HTH,

-Roy

thanks again roy that helps. the only thing is that edit shows the
prompt N/A only if the value is already null.

if i set the level to 3 and then edit. there is no more N/A to chose
from.

but yea i would want the value to be stored as NULL when selecting N/A.