help on writing delete_if on my hash?

First of all, shed the quotes. You don't need them:

     @temp = Mymodel.find_by_contents(session[:searchstr])

Second, you're not getting all models matching your search string, you're only getting one. You want:

     @temp = Mymodel.find_all_by_contents(session[:searchstr])

Third, rather than deleting the records from the array after finding them, just don't find them in the first place:

     @temp = Mymodel.find(:all, :conditions => ['contents = ? AND apprflag <> 0', session[:searchstr])

And finally, your variable naming is terrible! Don't abbreviate! What the hell is an apprflag? :slight_smile:

Pete Yandell