Database saving empty records

I've seen some similar questions to this but I cannot find the answer.
I have a simple form that is supposed to save some values into the
database. However, when I call save, the record is saved with null
values instead of the values provided in the form.

As you can see by the following console output, the parameters are
being posted properly, but for some reason they are not being entered
into the database. I'm not doing any validations or anything else. I'm
also not receiving any errors.

What's the deal?

Processing MotorcyclesController#create (for 127.0.0.1 at 2009-07-09
22:27:34) [POST]
  Parameters: {"model"=>"asdfsd", "cc"=>"1234", "commit"=>"Save",
"authenticity_token"=>"ed86db52751e22006b4af4050daa88d8b722685a",
"make"=>"dfad", "year"=>"1234"}
  Motorcycle Create (0.3ms) INSERT INTO "motorcycles" ("model",
"cc", "created_at", "updated_at", "make", "year") VALUES(NULL, NULL,
'2009-07-10 05:27:34', '2009-07-10 05:27:34', NULL, NULL)
Rendering template within layouts/application
Rendering motorcycles/create

Quoting Whiplash <danapellerin@gmail.com>:

I've seen some similar questions to this but I cannot find the answer.
I have a simple form that is supposed to save some values into the
database. However, when I call save, the record is saved with null
values instead of the values provided in the form.

As you can see by the following console output, the parameters are
being posted properly, but for some reason they are not being entered
into the database. I'm not doing any validations or anything else. I'm
also not receiving any errors.

What's the deal?

What about attr_protected or attr_accessible in the model?

HTH,
  Jeffrey

As you can see by the following console output, the parameters are
being posted properly, but for some reason they are not being entered
into the database. I'm not doing any validations or anything else. I'm
also not receiving any errors.

What's the deal?

How about showing the code that isn't working ?

Fred

Alright I figured out how to get it to work, but I'm still not sure
why.

First off, I was using the form_tag method of creating forms. Then in
my controller I was doing

@motorycle = Motorcycle.new(params[:motorcycle])
@motorcycle.save

This did not work. What I've done now is change the controller to:

@motorcycle= Motorcycle.new
@motorcycle.make = params['make']
@motorcycle.model = params['model']
@motorcycle.year = params['year']
@motorcycle.save

And that works!

So my question becoms, why do I have to manually assign the parameters
when using form_tag, and I don't when using form_for?

Thanks

Dana

@motorcycle= Motorcycle.new
@motorcycle.make = params['make']
@motorcycle.model = params['model']
@motorcycle.year = params['year']
@motorcycle.save

And that works!

So my question becoms, why do I have to manually assign the parameters
when using form_tag, and I don't when using form_for?

Because form_for by default stuck your parameters in params
[:motorcycle], but the fields you created in the other case where at
the top level

Fred

Thanks Fred, starting to understand now. :slight_smile:

Dana