Ruby on Rails - multiple edit

Ruby on Rails - multiple edit

Railscasts did a great tutorial on how to do multiple edit from a selection. But I want to build on top of it. What if I want to do more actions (edit and destroy)? This is similar to gmails ability to preform different actions on mail.

I created my form and I have a drop down menu of the action. The form goes to a action in my controller which is supposed to redirect it to the correct action (edit vs destroy). I'm trying to do this with redirect_to and pass my parameters along, but its not working correctly.

def action   if params[:perform_action] == 'edit'     redirect_to :action => 'edit_multiple', :structure_ids => params[:structure_ids]   elsif params[:perform_action] == 'destroy'     redirect_to destroy_multiple_structures_path, :structure_ids => params[:structure_ids]   end end 

But this isn't working properly. My edit_multiple is actually redirected to the show action. Even though I have it set up in my routes and all.

How do I properly pass the parameters on? Or is it a matter of the method its being passed (and if so, how do I change that?) Or what is the proper way to do this (if this isn't it)?

I tired passing params on but that didn't work.

I am using a collection in routes.rb but I can't figure out how to change the redirect_to to be giving a POST. Any ideas?

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Ok, so I can't seem to figure out how to get method to change in redirect_to and I can't figure out how to get the params passed correctly.

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THEREFORE I "cheated" and used jQuery to change the action of the form itself:.
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$("#action").change(function(e){     var changeTo = $(;     var value = changeTo.attr("value");     if(value == 'edit'){         $("form").attr("action","/myController/edit_multiple");         $("form").attr("method","POST");     }     if(value == 'destroy'){         $("form").attr("action","/myController/destroy_multiple");         $("form").attr("method","DELETE");      } }); 
Its not optimized but it works.

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And action is the id of the select tag.

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FYI- update_all or delete_all is your friend, here..


Gmail-like functionality for delete, archive, etc needs no form, so just create a button or link with the desired functionality.

You only need a form for changing content..

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