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#1 2006-04-27 20:25:17

viniosity
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From: Washington, DC
Registered: 2005-01-22
Posts: 377
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Searching in Ruby on Rails

I'm trying to create a way to search in my Ruby on Rails program.  I am using the FullTextSearch plugin which seems to be working ok.  The problem I am having is passing the info from the view to the controller.

My controller (post_controller.rb), again based on FullTextSearch, is simply:

 def search
        @results = Product.search query
 end

My view is a bit more complicated:

<table>
  <div class="search"  <%= form_tag :action =>'search', :controller => 'post' %>

<td width="50" <%= text_field 'product','query' %>
<td width="100"><%= submit_tag "Search" %>
                
<%= end_form_tag %>
  </div>
</table>
..snip

Then there is some code to display the results.  Currently it just displays everything because query is not being passed along to my controller. If I replace my controller search method with @results = Product.search "milk" my view dutifully displays all products that contain milk so I know that part works.

Am I making another stupid mistake here?  Else is there any easier way to implement search?

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#2 2006-05-07 07:21:31

mindtriggerz
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Re: Searching in Ruby on Rails

I do believe that should be @query in the controller...
But it's been awhile for me and Rails, so I can't tell you for sure.


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#3 2006-05-11 15:05:03

viniosity
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From: Washington, DC
Registered: 2005-01-22
Posts: 377
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Re: Searching in Ruby on Rails

mindtriggerz wrote:

I do believe that should be @query in the controller...
But it's been awhile for me and Rails, so I can't tell you for sure.

Actually I just had to change the controller to this:

def search
  @results = Product.search params[:product][:title]
end

and it worked!  Ruby is soo confusing sometimes..

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