Mixing FormHelper methods with other methods


I have a simple form using form_for but I need to have a field in the form that uses select_time which is not part of the FormHelper and there lies the issue.

<%= form_for [:admin, @restaurant, @opening_hour] do |f| %>

<%= f.label :day %>

<%= f.text_field :day %>

<%= f.label :start_time %>

<%= select_time Time.now, prefix: :start_time %>

<% end %>



The form above works fine except that the params passed over to the controller is separate:



Now as a newbie, all I have been doing in the controller is to use one params, params[:opening_hour], for all the form data. But with this form that produces two params, I don’t know how to combine them both into one so my controller will work. Especially cos the params maps to the model object.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

<%= f.select_time Time.now, prefix: :start_time %>

I have found the solution to this:

<%= f.label :start_time %>

<%= time_select(“opening_hour”, “start_time”, :ignore_date => true) %>


Thats all I need to do to include the time select options in the form and I didn’t need to do anything special in the controller to make this work as time_select automatically stores the values in the appropriate object.