What's calling update action?

Rails 3.1.3

Hi. I have defined a new action, create_or_update, namely, it creates
if doesn't exist, update if exists.

def create_or_update
    @script =
    reposnd_to do |format|
                                  :id => self.id,
                                  :startp => self.startp,
                                  :text => self.text

And in the view,

    <%= render :partial => "create_or_update_script", :locals => {
:script => Script.find_or_create_by_video_id(:video_id => @video.id)} %>

(hoping that it) renders, _create_or_update_script.html.erb

  <%= form_for script,
      :url=>{:controller=>'scripts', :action=>'create_or_update'},
:remote => true do |f| %>
    <%= f.hidden_field :video_id %>
    <%= f.text_field :startp, :readonly => true %>
    <%= f.text_field :text %>
    <%= f.submit "create_or_update" %>
  <% end %>

I specified both the controller and the action. If I try to save a new
entry, it gives an error,

Started PUT "/scripts/create_or_update" for at 2012-02-19
19:53:33 +0900
  Processing by ScriptsController#update as JS
  Parameters: {"utf8"=>"✓",
"script"=>{"video_id"=>"18", "startp"=>"41", "text"=>"how this is
happening"}, "commit"=>"create_or_update", "id"=>"create_or_update"}
  Script Load (0.1ms) SELECT "scripts".* FROM "scripts" WHERE
"scripts"."startp" IS NULL LIMIT 1
Completed 500 Internal Server Error in 122ms
NoMethodError (undefined method `startp' for
  app/controllers/scripts_controller.rb:79:in `block in update'
  app/controllers/scripts_controller.rb:76:in `update'

It is calling "app/controllers/scripts_controller.rb:79:in `block in
update'", which is

  def update
    @script = Script.find_by_startp(params[:startp])
    respond_to do |format|
      if @script.update_attributes(params[:script])
        format.json { head :ok }
        format.html { render action: "edit" }
        format.json { render json: @script.errors, status:
:unprocessable_entity }

Also, in the error, ""id"=>"create_or_update"" which is supposed to be
an integer for the id of 'script', if I understand Rails correctly.

My question is:
1. Why is it calling the update action? (I am guessing it's due to
2. How can I pass the proper id for 'Script' ?

Thanks in advance.


Hi soichi,
Please set proper routes may solve your problem.

Have a look at the Rails Guide on Routing to find how to get it to go
to the correct action.


Thanks all.

I put in routes.rb

  resources :scripts do
    member do
      put 'create_or_update'

then, it recognizes the action I defined!