rendering in csv file

I have an index page showing a table of network hosts with IP
addresses, roles, hostname etc. Is it trivial to render that page to
the browser as a csv file instead of html and link to that rendering
on the index page? How is that done? Is there a nice rails csv
rendering for dummies page?

Thanks in advance,

There is a nice gem for generating CSV files called FasterCSV. I
would start with that - it has decent instructions. If you need to
generate a large (e.g. thousands of lines) CSV file you may need to
move to more advanced tricks for generating the file but start with
that gem and see if that gets you going.

--Michael

chewmanfoo wrote:

I have an index page showing a table of network hosts with IP
addresses, roles, hostname etc. Is it trivial to render that page to
the browser as a csv file instead of html and link to that rendering
on the index page?

Yes.

How is that done?

The same way as you would for HTML -- specify a template to render.
Check out respond_to for more.

Is there a nice rails csv
rendering for dummies page?

You don't need one.

Thanks in advance,

Best,