Newbie: New item goes to bottom of list

I'm new to RoR so please excuse a simple question. I've finished the
first part of the Depot Application from AWDwR. When I create a new
product it goes to the bottom of the list. How do I get new products to
sort to the top?
Thanks in advance.

Hi

DP777 wrote:

I'm new to RoR so please excuse a simple question. I've finished the
first part of the Depot Application from AWDwR. When I create a new
product it goes to the bottom of the list. How do I get new products to
sort to the top?

Find the find() method in the relevant controller and add ":order =>
'id DESC'" to the parameters. This will find return the products from
the database with the most recent first.

If your product list url is site.com/products/list, you should have a
file called app/controllers/products_controller.rb with a method
similar to this:

def list
  @products = Product.find(:all)
  [..]
end

change this to:

def list
  @products = Product.find(:all, :order => 'id DESC')
  [..]
end

Your file and method names may differ but this should give you a rough
idea.

Cheers,

Mark

Thats all right, but if you use this book, you have following code in
app\controllers\admin_controller.rb:
...
  def list
    @product_pages, @products = paginate :products, :per_page => 10
  end
...

if you want to sort products by id, you should rewrite this code us:

  def list
    @product_pages, @products = paginate :products, :per_page => 10,
:order => 'id DESC'
  end
...

Try it, or may be you want sort by title or price?