Topic: Many fields per model and managing this with forms.

Hi there,

I've done a couple Rails Apps since moving from the PHP world a few months back (what a revelation this really is). The reason why I'm mentioning this is that I need some advice on how I could achieve the following:

So, I have been tasked to create a system that takes a lot of form input. Currently they are using Word documents that have lots of tables.

For example:

Question              Y     N      Comments
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Q1
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Q2
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There could be up to 40 questions per Wordpress Document that in a normalised database would just relate to one model.


As there will be up to 40 questions per model as I see it is there a good practice to mange such a large amount of input fields in Rails? I imagine in PHP I would be tempted to serialise the data and store it as meta data (I know this is not very flexible when managing the data at a later date)

Thank you so much for your time.

All the best,

Tom