skipping validaiton

I have a form that posts back to itself (form action =
current browser URL), and the validations work properly. I use a little
code to determine whether they’ve entered information, so if they leave
and come back they don’t have to refill out the form:

Create new order or get from session

if session[:order].nil?

        @order

= Order.new

session[:order] = @order

else

        @order

= session[:order]

end

but now, if they just visit the page (issuing a GET
statement), the page thinks there are errors and shows the error box. Is
there a way to skip error validation for a GET statement? Like:

don’t show model errors

if request.get?

it's the ...etc... under your "when :get" that I'm looking for...

thanks though

Try for your magic code:

if session[:order].nil?

        @order

= Order.new

session[:order] = @order

else

@order
= session[:order].send :instance_variable_set, :@attributes, session[:order].attributes_before_type_cast

end

The problem (probably) is you’re storing validation errors in the session too.

Let me know if this works,
Vish

Thank you Vish, that pointed me in the right direction...

Yes, I was storing the errors in the session. For now, I'll just do a
"session[:order].errors.clear" in the appropriate place... I will fine
tune later.

Thanks again,
Chad