Write Static File for View Output?

Is it possible to save a view's output into a static file rather than dynamically generate it each request?...

I've got a working controller method and view to select my db records and format them into a custom XML output, but I'd like to save the view output into "/public/data/{params[:id]}.xml"

Sounds to me like you should read up on action controller's caching support.


Just use page caching:

DataController   caches_page :show

  def show     # generate the XML   end end

Now there will be a lot of files like: /public/data/1.xml /public/data/2.xml /public/data/3.xml ...