Newbie Q: How to find the user that the question belongs_to

I have a User and a Question model, User has_many questions and Question
belongs_to user.

On my question show page, I show a question, along with the name of the
user who's asking the question.

Everything seems to be working fine, but my controller looks like this:

def show
  @question = Question.find(params[:id])
  @user = User.find(@question.user_id)

I know rails must have a less messy way to figure out which user the
question belongs to. I've read that using something like question.user
would give me what I need, but I can't figure out how to implement it in
my controller.

Sorry for the simple question, any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!

@user = @question.user
but in fact there is no need to do that in the controller. In the
view just use or whatever it is. That assumes
that every question will have a user, if there is any chance that a
question will not have a user then would fail as
user would be nil, so you would have to cope with that.

Since you are asking the question I suggest that you work through a
good tutorial which would give the basics of rails.
is good and is free to use online.


I guess you are looking for this or probably i misunderstood your question

def show
@question = Question.find(params[:id])
@user = @question.user


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