Scaffold (form) for single record

I am looking for a sort of scaffolding (because the schema of the individual table whose individual record I do not know until runtime) for putting into a div to be displayed in say, redbox. Does anyone have anything along the lines for that they might recommend? Thanks, RVince

Hey RVince

Creating tables at runtime sounds really messy - have you considered other options?

For example, using serialize in your models and storing attributes as a hash:

class Product

  serialize :attributes


@product = :name => "Canon Ixus", :category => "Camera", :attributes => { :price => $150, :battery_life => "8 hours", ... etc... }

Maybe this 'virtual class' approach isn't best for your app but perhaps there are other, similar approaches?


attributes would likely screw up ActiveRecord though, that was silly of me. Perhaps another name like "virtual_attributes" would be better.