Manage as a single action in place of new/edit/create/update/show

Hello!

Has anyone refactored the REST/CRUD actions into a single "manage"
action? I'm finding that often new and edit are so close the it's
awfully non-DRY to have a separate new and edit action. And same with
create/update. Also, sometimes, show is just edit without the submit
button.

I'm wondering if there is a plugin or clean way to do this. Right now,
I have the CRUD actions but they all look like:

def new
  render :action => "manage"
end

def edit
  @object = Object.find(params[:id])
  render :action => "manage"
end

def create
  manage
end

def update
  manage
end

And then "manage" as an action handles the create and update actions,
looking for a param[:id] to distinguish the two. And the manage view
is just the form, which is filled in if the @object exists.

What I'd really love is to still have all the REST urls and helpers
and such, but have them all direct to a single "manage" action.

Has anyone wrestled with this? Any pointers?

Thanks!

-Danimal

Hi

I guess you are conceptually wrong there is a huge difference in create
and edit as well as update...

See creating is to create a new record..where as when updating it..ur
not inserting all the values..u r just inserting those values that you
have changed..So its never advisible to actually pass all the values
again..

Also when creating the new record the id which is a primary key is going
to get updated..and i think no one wants that to be done..wat u want is
that the id of that record remains the same..only the selected value
gets updated..

So I guess wat you think is not conceptually proper..Talking abt manage
action or url u can set the same url for all action by editing the
.htaccess file..but that doesnt mean that the action for all will be
manage it will be different action for all the functions..

Hope this is clear to you...

Thanks

Dhaval Parikh
Software Engineer
Ruby on Rails
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