Ok. I'm new at this, but let me try and explain my problem. I hope some
generous soul will be kind enough to offer some guidance...
Let's say I have a form that accepts new input from an applicant. I
want to collect the applicant name (and other details) and a list of
two references, (actually more, but I'm trying to keep it simple).
Here's a form I've created for this, (it's called index.rhtml):
<%= start_form_tag :action => 'save_applicant' %>
<%= text_field "applicant", "name", "size" => 20 %>
<%= text_field "applicant", "address", "maxsize" => 20 %>
Ref Name 1:
<%= text_field "ref1", "name", "size" => 20 %>
Ref Email 1:
<%= text_field "ref1", "email", "maxsize" => 20 %>
Ref Name 2:
<%= text_field "ref2", "name", "size" => 20 %>
Ref Email 2:
<%= text_field "ref2", "email", "maxsize" => 20 %>
<input type="submit" value="Save">
<%= end_form_tag %>
Ok. I've got two models set up. An 'applicant' model and a 'ref' model.
The applicant 'has_many' refs and the ref 'belongs_to' the applicant.
I've got validation going on in both models...just
'validates_presence_of' for all fields.
The controller I'm submitting to is called apply_controller. It
contains the following method:
@applicant = Applicant.new(params[:applicant])
#go to an appropriate view to say 'yeah, it worked'
render_action "index" #redisplay the index page
This all works fine as far as getting the data into the database goes.
But it does not validate the second model, i.e. the references. I can
leave them blank and not get an validation message.
Anyone know of a way to get the reference model to validate the data.
Also, I'm almost positive that my methodology here is not the greatest.
If you have any suggestions on a slicker ruby-esque way to accomplish
this same thing, I'd love to hear it.
Thanks in advance to any takers!