Showing a string to user and saving an integer in the DB

Hi,

I would like to know the best practice for following situation:

* For saving DB space, instead of saving a list of string values
("Implemented", "Non Implemented", "Partially Implemented"), I want to
save an integer value (1, ,2, 3)

* My doubt is how to manage this situation in terms of:

* Show list of values (strings)in a combo
* Assign selected value to the integer field in the DB
* Validate value

* ActiveRecord has any kind of functionality for this?
* Do I use helpers for translating? If this is the solution... how do I
do this?

Thx in advance

Hi,

maybe this helps: http://guides.rubyonrails.org/form_helpers.html#making-select-boxes-with-ease

Regards
Marc

bungart1978 wrote:

Hi,

maybe this helps:
http://guides.rubyonrails.org/form_helpers.html#making-select-boxes-with-ease

Regards
Marc

Thank you very much. It is was I was searching for. I use select_tag for
entering the info (combos) and later a helper translation for showing
the stored value.