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Rizwan Reza

No way to set a global path_name in Routes

Reported by Rizwan Reza | April 2nd, 2010 @ 12:27 PM | in 3.0.2

In Rails 2.3, we could rename path names of our choosing globally in a configuration file. This isn't available in Rails 3.

config.action_controller.resources_path_names = { :new => 'make', :edit => 'change' }

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  • Andrew White

    Andrew White April 4th, 2010 @ 04:10 PM

    I've been looking at this today and I don't think it's a good idea to be putting it back in. You can override using a scope and it keeps the configuration all in one place. Also adding a global config would override resources defined in engines and plugins resulting in hard to track down bugs.

    Ideally we'd give application routes precedence over plugin/engine routes (#2592), then to localize routes you'd do something like the following:

      # my_plugin/config/routes.rb
      Rails.application.routes.draw do |map|
        resources :categories do
          resources :products
      # my_application/config/routes.rb
      MyApplication::Application.routes.draw do |map|
        scope(:resources_path_names => { :new => "neu", :edit => "bearbeiten" }) do
          resources :categories, :path => "kategorien" do
            resources :products, :path => "produkte"

    Okay, you'd end up redefining all of the plugin's routes but that's not an onerous task and would probably have to be done anyway to customize the resource path names. Alternatively maybe they'd be better off as I18n keys in the current locale since that's the primary purpose of this feature.

  • Rizwan Reza

    Rizwan Reza April 5th, 2010 @ 04:09 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “resolved”
  • Jeremy Kemper

    Jeremy Kemper October 15th, 2010 @ 11:01 PM

    • Milestone set to 3.0.2
    • Importance changed from “” to “Low”

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