PHP to RoR: What is equal of insert in RoR

In PHP from form

we get values in POST OR GET

than I use mysql_query(insert_value)

what is its equal in ROR

In PHP from form

we get values in POST OR GET

than I use mysql_query(insert_value)

what is its equal in ROR


Philip has given good links.

Basically all the database related stuffs are handled by the Active Record class which is one
of the components of MVC(Model View Controller) architecture.

Rails handles the create record stuff the same way traditional programming languages such
as C++ via new constructor.

If you want to add a new employee detail record the statement would be

emp1 =>“amala”, :website=>“”, :email=>“”)

or>“amala”, :website=>“”, :email=>“”).save

The fantastic feature of ROR is, mostly you dont need to know SQL query language, or
you dont need to apply another Query language syntax.

The code becomes fantastically simple and readable from the functional point of view.


I try this and its work ...


@obj= params[:category]




but when

i try to do this like this.. its not working ... reason it is
different because ... I have only controller for "Category" and i have
model for "contact" but not controller .. willl it work with one
single controller or not


@obj= params[:contact]




Hm, why are you using <% %>? Is this code in your viewer?

Do you have a column “catid” for your model Category?

Could you please describe better what your models look like and what kind of relationship do they have between them?


Fernando Brito

There is no relationship between models. but i only have one
controller and trying to control two models with it

it is possible..


Before you are trying out in the view, use the console and try out that
what you want to with the models.
ruby script/console in the project directory.

Then go step by step with the views.

Go through the tutorials first.

We can not teach you basics here.

Thanks buddy.

Ali Imran wrote:


@obj= params[:category]




As far a I see it there are two primary patterns that you may not be
accustomed to coming from the PHP world. Plus one principal you may be
struggling against.

1. Model-View-Controller (MVC)
2. Object Relational Mapping (ORM).

1. Rails conforms, rather strictly, to the Model-View-Controller (MVC)
design pattern. There are many articles available on MVC. Learn it, live
it, & love it. Otherwise, you'll continue to struggle with Rails, and it
will seem to fight against you.

2. ActiveRecord implements the Object Relational Mapping (ORM) design
pattern. ORM is designed to abstract away SQL generation from higher
level business logic. There are a few distinct advantages to this
abstraction: a) Business and application logic are written a single
language syntax, Ruby. b) SQL generation is handled by database
adaptors, which hide (abstract) business logic from database
implementation details. The underlying database can be easily replaced
with an entirely different database engine without having to rewrite
application and/or business logic.

1. Convention Over Configuration

Convention Over Configuration was one of the primary principals that
drew my interest to Ruby on Rails. For example, I notice that you
mentioned a column named "catid." It appears that this column may be
serving as the primary key of the "categories" table, which would be
represented by the "Category" class.

The Rails convention would suggest that the primary key of this, and any
other, table should be named "id." The idea put forth by Convention Over
Configuration is to make certain "default" assumptions as follows: A
model named "Category" would expect a database table named "categories"
containing a primary key named "id." In nearly all cases these
"defaults" can be overridden, but learning and following the convention
can greatly ease the burden of development and provide consistency both
within a project and across projects.

The sheer lack of convention, and the hundreds of configuration files
that weigh down the development process of most Java based web
frameworks led me to investigate alternative languages and frameworks
for building web applications.

My discovery of Ruby on Rails was a delightful surprise. It is a
framework that "thinks" the way I think. I was hooked from the start.
Programming in Ruby reminded me of why I got into computer programming
in the first place. I've had more fun learning Ruby on Rails, and
developing applications with the framework than in the entirety of my
relatively long Java career. I'm still mostly stuck in the Java world
for my day job, but at least I can enjoy the joys of RoR for my personal

I say all this for one primary reason, which is to say, "Approach
learning Ruby on Rails on its terms, not on your own. Don't fight
against its patterns simply because you did things a different way in
other languages or frameworks." I hope you are soon able to embrace of
beauty, consistency, and solid foundation that Ruby on Rails provides.

Good luck and have fun.

Thanks buddy, This is great help for just starter.

I spend a lot of time on just to understand this MVC. You are right
this is a big difference between PHP and ROR.

Depends on whether you have used a FRAMEWORK in PHP before. PHP frameworks such as CakePHP, Symphony, etc. work very similarly to Rails. Ruby and PHP are both languages and they use the same concepts, with a different syntax, that’s all. But yes, if you’re used to just injecting SQL code into HTML pages and then rendering that out, the whole MVC thing will seem quite daunting, but it’s for the better.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt