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#3248 ✓resolved
Matthew Ford

form_for @object generating the wrong url if there is a rollback

Reported by Matthew Ford | September 22nd, 2009 @ 02:45 PM

In a transaction if rollback occurs in my create action and I re-render the new form, the second submit is sent to update not create. The method form_for is generating is a POST to /resource/:id not /resource. perhaps it should check if it's a new_record?

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Raf

    Raf January 31st, 2010 @ 08:48 AM

    Post request to a specific route (one specified by an id) will trigger the update action. The create action is triggered by a post request to a non-specific route (/resources instead of /resources/:id).

  • Jatinder Singh

    Jatinder Singh January 31st, 2010 @ 09:37 AM

    Well actually it does check for new_record?, checkout following snippet from rails/actionpack/lib/action_view/helpers/form_helper.rb

    @@@ html_options =

          if object.respond_to?(:new_record?) && object.new_record?
            { :class  => dom_class(object, :new),  :id => dom_id(object), :method => :post }
            { :class  => dom_class(object, :edit), :id => dom_id(object, :edit), :method => :put }
  • Ryan Bigg

    Ryan Bigg June 12th, 2010 @ 03:20 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “resolved”

    I think this would only generate this if the record was actually saved, which is the case in a rollback because the object you create isn't going to be magically deleted by SQL. Attempt to reload the object (the method is reload) and rescue that by returning

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