Mike Mike - 1 month ago 6
Ruby Question

How do I get a method from my model executed in a partial?

I’m using Rails 4.2.7. I have this in a partial

<%= @my_object_time.my_object.address.formatted %>


I have this method defined in my app/models/address.rb …

class Address < ActiveRecord::Base
belongs_to :state
belongs_to :country
has_one :user # , dependent: :destroy
has_one :race

def self.formatted
str = ""
if self.city && !self.city.empty?
str = "#{city}"
end
if self.state
str = str.empty? ? "#{state.iso}" : "#{str}, #{state.iso}"
end
if self.country
str = str.empty? ? "#{country.name}" : "#{str}, #{country.name}"
end
str
end


However, when I invoke the partial, I get this error

ActionView::Template::Error (undefined method `formatted' for #<Address:0x007fb062e31fb0>):


How do I correct the above error in order to get the logic of my method executed? I also tried just “formatted” instead of “self.formatted” but got the same error.

Answer

You have formatted defined as a class method...

  def self.formatted
    str = ""
    if self.city && !self.city.empty?
      str = "#{city}"
    end
    if self.state
      str = str.empty? ? "#{state.iso}" : "#{str}, #{state.iso}"
    end
    if self.country
      str = str.empty? ? "#{country.name}" : "#{str}, #{country.name}"
    end
    str
  end

What you want is an instance method. Plus you don't need all those self prefixes.

  def formatted
    str = ""
    if city && !city.empty?
      str = "#{city}"
    end
    if state
      str = str.empty? ? "#{state.iso}" : "#{str}, #{state.iso}"
    end
    if country
      str = str.empty? ? "#{country.name}" : "#{str}, #{country.name}"
    end
    str
  end