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named routes not recognizing parameters

Reported by vinay | November 10th, 2010 @ 11:03 PM

i'm trying to generate a show url for a model for which the route defined is:

match '/model_x/:slug', :to => 'model_xs#show', :as => 'model_x', :via => 'get' resources :model_x, :except => ["show"]

rake routes shows me:

                model_x GET    /model_xs/:slug(.:format)                      {:controller=>"model_xs", :action=>"show"}
                model_xs GET    /model_xs(.:format)                           {:action=>"index", :controller=>"model_xs"}
                model_xs POST   /model_xs(.:format)                           {:action=>"create", :controller=>"model_xs"}
             new_model_x GET    /model_xs/new(.:format)                       {:action=>"new", :controller=>"model_xs"}
            edit_model_x GET    /model_xs/:id/edit(.:format)                  {:action=>"edit", :controller=>"model_xs"}
                 model_x PUT    /model_xs/:id(.:format)                       {:action=>"update", :controller=>"model_xs"}
                 model_x DELETE /model_xs/:id(.:format)                       {:action=>"destroy", :controller=>"model_xs"}


model_x_path(ModelX.find_by_slug('slug-for-model-x-1')) should give me '/model_xs/slug-for-model-x-1'


model_x_path(ModelX.find_by_slug('slug-for-model-x-1')) gives me '/model_xs/1'

this route is invalid as i have added :except => ["show"] to the resource route and defined routing to action show only by slug in the url.

even, model_x_path(:slug => 'slug-for-model-x-1') doesn't work.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Andrew White

    Andrew White November 11th, 2010 @ 10:37 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “invalid”
    • Importance changed from “” to “Low”

    Firstly the reason that model_x_path(@instance) gives '/model_xs/1' is that the to_param method returns the model id by default. Override to_param to return the slug if that's what you want.

    The second error is because multiple routes share the url helper model_x_path and the last one declared has precedence. In this case it's the destroy action so it's looking for an :id parameter rather than a :slug parameter. Moving the match route after the resources call makes it work but model_x_path(:id => then doesn't work.

    If you stick to positional arguments then it will work - model_x_path( and model_x_path(@model.slug). Also using url_for will select the correct route. However it's easier to remove the match route and use the default show route generated by the resources call - the params in the url are not tied to the model in anyway.

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