Radio buttons

I am new to ruby on rails.i need to create a page with a question and
multiple choice answers with radio button to answer .i ve stored the
database in a table with one column ha the question and the other four
with answers. i ve to populate the fifth column with the answer selected
with the radio button. is this way approprite for me to go and please to
guide how to create the radio buttons and how to populate the fifth
column with the selected answer.

I suggest you work through some rails tutorials to show you the basics
of rails. railstutorial.org is good and is free to use online. There
are others. Make sure that the tutorial is for the version of rails
that you have installed, which should be 3.1. Also look at the
Railscasts and Rails Guides.

Colin

I do not think the structure you described will accomplish what you
want. Capturing the selected answer in the same table row as the
question will mean the survey can only have one participant, as
subsequent answer selections would overwrite the previous answer. You
will likely want to create a survey table, user table, and a
user_survey table that captures each participant's selections. The
surveys will have many user through the user_survey relationship and
the same for users if they can participate in multiple surveys.

CavalryJim wrote in post #1033545:

I am new to ruby on rails.i need to create a page with a question and
multiple choice answers with radio button to answer .i ve stored the
database in a table with one column ha the question and the other four
with answers. i ve to populate the fifth column with the answer selected
with the radio button. is this way approprite for me to go and please to
guide how to create the radio buttons and how to populate the fifth
column with the selected answer.

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I do not think the structure you described will accomplish what you
want. Capturing the selected answer in the same table row as the
question will mean the survey can only have one participant, as
subsequent answer selections would overwrite the previous answer. You
will likely want to create a survey table, user table, and a
user_survey table that captures each participant's selections. The
surveys will have many user through the user_survey relationship and
the same for users if they can participate in multiple surveys.

hi calvin
thank you for ur reply
i ve changed my design such that the selected answer does not get saved
in the database.i decided to compare the input from the radio button to
the correct answer and store the scores in the session level varaible.
but i m not able to read the radio buttons input with the
params[:query] in the same view where the radio button is designed.where
shold this params[:query] be used. if it has to be used in the
controller how can it be called. if there a special kind of form_tag
for the radio buttons getting the input ion a session level [variable]