Select method save to database

Hi, real newbie question.

How come this wont save to the database!

         <%= select(:to_time_unit, 'id', @time.timearray) %>

to_time_unit is the column is the database that is to hold the selected
time unit.
'id' is just somethign I made up I dont know whether it is relevant

@time.timearray gets a method from the model that lists an array of
times
-second
-minute
-hour

However when I submit my form that holds this select field, it does not
save it to the database, it enters null into the database.

What am I doing wrong please help me!

please help me ,what problem is going on there.............

C:\InstantRails-2.0-win_2\rails_apps\store>rake db:migrate
(in C:/InstantRails-2.0-win_2/rails_apps/store)
rake aborted!
syntax error on line 4, col 2: ` database: store_development'

(See full trace by running task with --trace)

please help me ,what problem is going on there.............

mane od database is "store_development"

C:\InstantRails-2.0-win_2\rails_apps\store>rake db:migrate
(in C:/InstantRails-2.0-win_2/rails_apps/store)
rake aborted!
syntax error on line 4, col 2: ` database: store_development'

(See full trace by running task with --trace)

I presume you are using form_tag as you are using select rather than
f.select. You would probably be better to use
form_for though there is no reason why it should not work with
form_tag and select.

Have a look at the generated html of the page (view, page source or
similar in the browser) and make sure it is what you expect. Make
sure that you understand the html that you see there.

Then look in development.log to see what params are being passed to
your action on submit. Again make sure that you understand what you
see there.

Look at your code to see what you are doing with the params. Once
again make sure you understand the code if you have pasted it from a
tutorial or it has been generated by scaffold.

If still no clues use ruby-debug to break into the action in your
controller and see what is happening. See Rails Guide on debugging if
you do not know how to do this.

Colin

What has this got to do with the subject line? (Select method save to
database). Please start a new thread for this question. Please then
post the whole of the file in question (presumably database.yml) and
the full error message. When you get a syntax error look on lines
immediately above also in case it is caused by the lines before.

Colin