method to display the result of find (..) in a view

I've been trying to write a method that effectively displays the result
of a find() for say.. my Customer model.

...

My objective is to make a view method that renders ANY type of object
array or ANY other object type for that matter. The standard scaffold
method doesn't work for me because it uses "for column in
Customer.content_columns" which are the columns defined in the model,
ALL of them, whereas I limit the columns via :select.

Have you looked at ajax_scaffold? It doesn't have anything in for
automatically generating the display from your select statement, but
it will allow you to choose which fields are displayed from your
model.