I need to have multiple submit buttons.
I have a form which creates an instance of Contact_Call.
One button creates it as normal.
The other button creates it but needs to have a different :attribute value from the default, and it also needs to set the attribute on a different, but related model used in the controller.
How do I do that? I can't change the route, so is there a way to send a different variable that gets picked up by [:params]?
And if I do then, what do I do in the controller, set up a case statement?
You can create multiple submit buttons and provide a different value to each:
<% form_for(something) do |f| %> .. <%= f.submit 'A' %> <%= f.submit 'B' %> .. <% end %>
This will output:
<input type="submit" value="A" id=".." name="commit" /> <input type="submit" value="B" id=".." name="commit" />
Inside your controller, the submitted button's value will be identified by the parameter
commit. Check the value to do the required processing:
def <controller action> if params[:commit] == 'A' # A was pressed elsif params[:commit] == 'B' # B was pressed end end
However, remember that this tightly couples your view to the controller which may not be very desirable.