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Prem Sichanugrist (sikachu)

Allow user to specify the partial which will be rendered if the collection is empty or nil

Reported by Prem Sichanugrist (sikachu) | November 20th, 2010 @ 05:02 PM | in 3.x


I've think about this a while ago, and it seems like in the real app I've to keep doing this:

<%- unless @posts.empty? %>
  <%= render @posts %>
<%- else -%>
  <%= render "no_post" %>
<%- end -%>

I think there should be the way to accomplish this better. So, I propose the :if_empty option, which user can be specify the partial name to be rendered if the collection is empty. So the code portion about could become this:

<%= render :partial => @posts, :if_empty => "no_post" %>

I've also take it further and add support for :if_empty and :spacer_template in the shorthand version. Those options would be passed in the locals hash in the shorthand version, and would only be use if the first argument is the collection. So, you can do this

<%= render @posts, :if_empty => "no_post", :spacer_template => "post_spacer" %>

I think this will definitely make the collection render in the view looks nicer. I've separate the patch into two parts: the first one with the :if_empty addition only, and the second one for shorthand addition. In case you don't like the way I add to the shorthand, I would love to have at least the first patch got passed.

I'd love to see this got applied to both master and 3-0-stable.

Feedback and suggestion are always welcome. Thanks a lot.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • José Valim

    José Valim November 25th, 2010 @ 09:47 AM

    • State changed from “open” to “invalid”

    I am closing this mate. Feel free to reopen.

  • Prem Sichanugrist (sikachu)

    Prem Sichanugrist (sikachu) November 25th, 2010 @ 11:03 AM

    • State changed from “invalid” to “open”

    Ok, I've update the patch with the version that we've discussed. It will allow the spacer_template to be set in the short-hand version.

  • rails

    rails February 26th, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

    This issue has been automatically marked as stale because it has not been commented on for at least three months.

    The resources of the Rails core team are limited, and so we are asking for your help. If you can still reproduce this error on the 3-0-stable branch or on master, please reply with all of the information you have about it and add "[state:open]" to your comment. This will reopen the ticket for review. Likewise, if you feel that this is a very important feature for Rails to include, please reply with your explanation so we can consider it.

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  • rails

    rails February 26th, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”

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