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Ruby

In rails web app, where should I put those structured data related to the view?

Let me be more specific on this. Assume I want to produce a HTML like the following

<div id="btn-group-1">
  <button>Button-1a</button>
  <button>Button-1b</button>
  <button>Button-1c</button>
  <button>Button-1d</button>
</div>
<div id="btn-group-2">
  <button>Button-2a</button>
  <button>Button-2b</button>
</div>
<div id="btn-group-3">
  <button>Button-3a</button>
  <button>Button-3b</button>
  <button>Button-3c</button>
</div>

I want to DRY the code, so I want to store the structure in a array

buttonGroups = []
buttonGroups << {:id => "...", buttons = [....]} 
buttonGroups << {:id => "...", buttons = [....]}
buttonGroups << {:id => "...", buttons = [....]}

My question, should I put this part of code in view? Or should I put this in the controller - create a instance variable and pass it to the view? Or should I put them in the model?

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,440 Points

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Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,440 Points

I would do it in the controller, make an instance variable (or a few of them) and then use .each structure in the view.