Scenario: I have a view with a form for entering a new (and separate view with form for editing) a software defect, for example. On these same views (new and edit) I want users to be able to use a second form to search for one or more customers that found this defect. This search form will allow users to page through results and select one or more customers that this defect was found by. Note the search results and paging will be displayed in the same new and edit views rather than a different view or pop-up window. When the user saves the new or edited defect then these selected customers should be saved with the appropriate associations in the database.
I have found a RailsCast (#37 Simple Search Form) that I can follow to implement a simple search but this example utilizes the Index action. I am definitely in the learning phase of both Ruby and Rails. Can anyone recommend keywords for my Google-Fu or a brief sketch of how I might approach this scenario? I’m willing to do the research and leg work if someone can spin me in the right direction. I’ve included links to code and the live site under development if anyone wants to see what I’m shooting for–this is/will be Open Source when complete. Thanks much for your time!
Code | https://github.com/QualityAddict/quality-nexus Live | http://qualitynexus.herokuapp.com/home