David Oneill David Oneill - 5 months ago 18
Ruby Question

Put a link in a flash[:notice]

I am learning Ruby and Rails.

I have a Ruby on Rails project that tracks jobs a server is running. Right now, when I manually create a new job, it announces:

flash[:notice] = "Created job job number #{update.id}."


I would like to turn the
#{update.id}
into a link to the job on the job list.

The URL for going to the job is
jobs/list?job=1234
where 1234 is the
update.id
that is displayed in the flash notice.

Is it possible to put a link into a
flash[:notice]
statement? Or do I need to re-work how this message is being displayed in order to turn it into a link?

Answer

I may be missing something obvious, but you should just be able to do

flash[:notice] = %Q[Created job number <a href="/jobs/list?job=#{update.id}">#{update.id}</a>]

and then just make sure you're not escaping the content of the flash when you display it in your view.

Comments