Topic: inserting a different table text box into a form view?
So I'm slowly moving forward on this Rails app I'm building and I've realized that I need have a form view include an editable text box from a separate table. Originally, I had my app working so that there was a single table (called "story) in this view that contained a title, an author, and a description. Now, I've realized that I want the author to be a separate table so I can have a single author assigned to multiple stories.
Now I know I can create a controller to add authors, and eventually I will, but currently I want all the creation & editing of author name to happen within the story form view. In other words, I want these three fields:
to all be editable in the same view (either edit or create) using the same "save" button etc...
This is what the code for the title & description looks like:
<%= text_field 'story', 'title' %></p>
<%= text_area 'story', 'description' %></p>
and within my models, story belongs_to :author and author has_many :stories
How do I hook up that text area for author.name to work right?
Last edited by dsinker (2006-11-05 16:48:47)