Anyone know how to embed a hyperlink in a ruport table? The url is in mysql. I'm using,after much head-banging, report_table_by_sql to build a ruport table, which of course, also now contains the url text. I want to diplay each url as a hyperlink in the browser. I'm lazy an would like to use a ruby/rails/ruport function of some sort to parse this url and rewrite it as hyperlink (<a href=" ...url">derivce text from url</a>) as part of ruport.
Here's an example:
This controller code generates a table:
#note : @low = 70 and @high = 100 thanks to params from a form.... #note "link" refers to WAN circuits and not hyperlinks...
@links = Link.report_table_by_sql [ "SELECT headend, out_90th_util, bandwidth, hyperlink FROM (SELECT * FROM (SELECT * FROM links ORDER BY link_key DESC, out_90th_util DESC) t GROUP BY link_key)t2 WHERE out_90th_util > ? AND out_90th_util < ? ", @low, @high ]
Here is the corresponding view code that generates simple table in a browser:
<h3>Table Using Ruport</h3> <%= @links.to_html %>
Here is a sample from the browser:
out_90th_util hyperlink bandwidth headend 72 http://www.imadethisup.com/service/generate.cgi?target=%2Fgeograpyisfun%2Farouter99%2Fatm1_ima1;view=Octets;ranges=m%3Ay 3000000 arouter99
I need to subsitute something like this inside the report for the hyperlink: <a href=" http://www.imadethisup.com/service/generate.cgi?target=%2Fgeograpyisfun%2Farouter99%2Fatm1_ima1;view=Octets;ranges=m%3Ay"> arouter99_atm_ima1</a>
I have not yet tinkered with ruport or rails enough to have much of clue. I'm hoping to get this working so I don't revert back to perl. I must admit perl is looking pretty attractive at this point ;-)... I could try to wrap the http:// in tags inside mysql. But I would like to know if it can be done in ruport (if I don't have control of the database table).
Thanks to anyone who bothered to read this far!