How to store contents of table in Hash???

Hi evrybody..

I was storing the values in hash using..

places = [
{:address=>'555 Irving, San Francisco,
CA',:description=>'Irving',:image=>'/images/1.jpg'},
{:address=>'1401 Valencia St, San Francisco,
CA',:description=>'Valencia',:image=>'/images/2.jpg'},
              ]

But now I want to take these values from database..I created ,
migrated table correctly...

N now using the statement
@companies = Company.find(:all)

But now i dont understand how can i store these fetched values in hash-

'places'

I dont want static values...

So can anybody please help me for it...
Thanks...

Thanks for the help...

actually i am using places hash evrywhere....so i dnt want
modifications throughout the code...n files...so..i want to put the
all retrieved records to be placed in that...places.
n i want it at the start of controller call...

thats y...

ok i tried ur statments given...but still it is giving error...

TypeError in GmapController#index

can't convert nil into String

RAILS_ROOT: /home/ubuntu/gmaptry
Application Trace | Framework Trace | Full Trace

app/controllers/gmap_controller.rb:57:in `+'
app/controllers/gmap_controller.rb:57:in `get_geocode'
app/controllers/gmap_controller.rb:30:in `index'
app/controllers/gmap_controller.rb:28:in `each'
app/controllers/gmap_controller.rb:28:in `each_with_index'
app/controllers/gmap_controller.rb:28:in `index'

....

so what should i do...please help....

also i am using evrywhere....
place[:address]
place[:description]....

so how can i specify that...

please help me....

thanks...

ok...

I got the solution by myself

now i am using the code...

@companies.each do |company|
places [ {:address => company.addr, :description =>
company.cname , :image => company.img}]
end

it is working without ant error...

but now the problem is that .....

the values are getting overwritted in places array...and only last
record is saved...

so what can i do for increamenting places index...

or anybody knows any another method....

please help me....