lots of duplicate row (except the id) in database

Hi,
I have a 2 tables project and task. The task table has a foreign key on
projects. Whenever, I create a new task through my view, I see my added
task and a new project_id, but my project table keeps on having
duplicate rows for the project, as long as I keep on submitting tasks
for the same project. I thougth that Rails would handle this by itself?
Any idea? Suggestions?

Thanks,
Youssef

No code = no clue.

Greg Donald wrote:

I have a 2 tables project and task. The task table has a foreign key on
projects. Whenever, I create a new task through my view, I see my added
task and a new project_id, but my project table keeps on having
duplicate rows for the project, as long as I keep on submitting tasks
for the same project. I thougth that Rails would handle this by itself?
Any idea? Suggestions?

No code = no clue.

--
Greg Donald
http://destiney.com/

Hi Greg,
Here is my code

def create
        @project = Project.new(params[:project])
        @task = @project.tasks.build(params[:task])

        if @project.save && @task.save
            flash[:notice] = 'Entry was successfully created.'
            redirect_to :action => 'list'
        else
            render :action => 'new'
        end
    end

    def new
        @project = Project.new
        @task = Task.new

    end

Hi,

maybe you need to search the database to see if there's an existing
project entry already and update that one rather than creating one
from scratch each time?

So in create, do something like:

  @project = Project.find_by_name(params[:project][:name])

Check out http://railscasts.com/episodes/73 and the two following
episodes to see how to handle this.

Allan