oops, wrong list. so sorry.

On Feb 27, 2006, at 10:44 PM, travis laduke wrote:

> i better explain a little to get started.
> in my form for creating a Person, there's a Company field. People  
> belong to companies and companies have many people.
>
> in my person form i have:
> <%= text_field 'person', 'Company'  %>
>
> in my controller i have
> def create
> 	params['person']['Company'] = Company.find_by_name(params['person'] 
> ['Company'])
> 	@person = Person.new(params[:person])
> 	...
> end
>
> this seems ugly to me and makes me feel like this is not the best way.
> I'm doing this because Person.new expects Company to be a Company  
> object not a string. params['person']['Company'] comes in from the  
> form as "cutco" or "edgeslice" or whatever.
>
> Anyway, i'm using a text field instead of a select box, because  
> select boxes with more that like 3 items are annoying to use. I'm  
> going to autocomplete the company text field.
>
> how do people usually create new objects (and specify who they  
> belong_to) from the child's (in this case Person) view/controller?
>
>
> travis