Topic: Complex Wizard Style Form

Hi, I have read a few threads on here on wizard style interfaces.

I think the best way is to use javascript to make sections of a form appear and disappear like steps as this makes the model a lot easier to create using Rails.

Is the best way to do this using jQuery? Or is it possible with just the in-built libraries? I'm a bit stuck on the implementation.

Also, I would like once a field on step 1 is completed for to lookup a database table in Rails and display the results if there are any as part of step 2 on the form/wizard. Can anyone help me with this? I'm guessing it's a kind of AJAX thing but I'm pretty hopeless with that in Rails.

Re: Complex Wizard Style Form

http://railscasts.com/episodes/217-multistep-forms
Should get ypu started

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Re: Complex Wizard Style Form

Thanks but I don't think that example is the easiest way to do it.

I don't need to use browser back buttons, simple javascript is enough. I also don't tend to use lambdas, all of that code they have seems more complicated than my initial idea which I think can work, I'm just unsure on implementation.

Re: Complex Wizard Style Form

Look here how it was done with jQuery.