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Ruby

Passing user_id without using simple form input tag?

So I completed simple RoR application tutorials. Before I continue with implementing friends I want to become more confident in RoR. Currently, the tutorials left us choosing the user we want to post as. I don't want to do that. I'd rather have the form just now who you are. This is what I did:

<% if user_signed_in? @status.user_id = current_user.id end %>

and to validate that everything was set correctly I added

<%= @status.user.full_name %>

This works but only in the scope of the form. Once I try to add the new status the index page throws an error stating the user is nil.

How do I pass the current_user to the new status object?

Best, Ramsey Khadder

1 Answer

Jason Seifer
STAFF
Jason Seifer
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hey Ramsey Khadder we do this a bit later in the lessons but you'd want to do this in the controller in the create method:

@status = Status.new(params[:status])

Change that to:

@status = current_user.statuses.new(params[:status])