scaffold not working like i hoped......

Hi:

i've tried this on three macs (tiger, panther, etc).. and my ROR is up
to date on each.

My models and controllers aren't displaying all my mysql db fields.

When I run script/generate scaffold Planner ... it builds the
controller, model, and all the rest.

When I go to test the app and new controller, now called planners no
content is listed... and all I ever get is the submit button, and
'SHOW', 'EDIT' links. I get none of the form to work with, just the
form button.

I noticed that the Views for the controller planners has all
*.html.erb extensions.... .i changed them to .rhtml extensions, but
nothing changes.

Nothing is visible.... tested in FF, safari....

Any suggestions?

Spud

Hi:

i've tried this on three macs (tiger, panther, etc).. and my ROR is up
to date on each.

My models and controllers aren't displaying all my mysql db fields.

That's just the way scaffolding is. I think the old pre 2.x
scaffolding is available as a plugin somewhere.

Fred

the more i’m reading here… it looks like scaffold is not built in… even though going the generate does create the views, just not a complete CRUD. I don’t really care about the CRUD… just the rapid generation of views.

Spud

Did you run rake db:migrate?

Rick

Yes… i’ve run rake db:migrate.

Scaffolding is still built-in, but it won’t look for existing tables when it builds the views. You’ve got to list out all your column_name:column_type pairs on the call to script/generate.

It’s a bummer, but there it is…

Try Ryan Bates' nifty_generators gem.

I haven't tried it yet (on my todo list) but supposedly it can
generate controller and views by looking at the attributes of an
existing model. See http://github.com/ryanb/nifty-generators/tree/master/rails_generators/nifty_scaffold/USAGE

-- Mark.

Yes… cool. I did a little digging and found out ‘how’ to do it now. Truthfully, I like the old way for rapid CRUD of existing data (for internal apps and those not necessarily for primetime); but noobs can’t always get what they want – usually something easy.

I’m definitely a noob.

But thanks all for the good advice.

Spud

If you

gem install scaffold_form_generator

you’ll get the part that makes new and edit forms. I extracted this from Rails 1.x and made it work for current Rails cos while I hate scaffolding, I hate making forms by hand even more.

Docs are at http://scaffoldform.rubyforge.org/