custom view helper

How would I take the following and make it a view helper?

site.name <br /> site.address <br /> site.city, site.state.upcase,
site.zipcode

Chris Habgood wrote:

How would I take the following and make it a view helper?

site.name <br /> site.address <br /> site.city, site.state.upcase,
site.zipcode

Try following code

return "#{site.name} <br /> #{site.address} <br />
@{site.city},#{site.state.upcase}, #{site.zipcode}"

Thanks, I am looking to put in in the helper module as a view helper.

Chris Habgood wrote:

Thanks, I am looking to put in in the helper module as a view helper.

Hi Chris,

You can use the above code by putting it in a helper function like

def function_name(site)
   return "#{site.name} <br /> #{site.address} <br />
@{site.city},#{site.state.upcase}, #{site.zipcode}"

end

You need to include the helper and call function from view page, like

<%= function_name(site) %>

Thanks. How would I insert erb into this. <%= link_to site.name,
site_path(site) %>. I cannot seem to get it to interpret the erb it
comes out like a string.

I like to use %Q{}'s so I don't have to sweat quotes... see the last line for how to use link_to (or any other view helper for that matter)

def function_name(site)
   %Q{#{site.name}<br />
      #{site.address}<br />
      #{site.city}, #{site.state.upcase}, #{site.zipcode}<br />
      #{link_to site.name site_path(site)}
     }
end

Ok, I mislead you a bit, it is in the controller for a google map display. I am getting:

undefined method `link_to' for #<SitesController:0x6ccf090>

Ok, I mislead you a bit, it is in the controller for a google map display.
I am getting:

undefined method `link_to' for #<SitesController:0x6ccf090>

This works for me in 2.3.5

ActionController::Base.helpers.link_to(....)