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Treebook show all users by json

On the Treebook aplication I want to be able to view all users and in json format too. How can I do this?

Please help! Thank-you!

1 Answer

Brandon Barrette
Brandon Barrette
20,485 Points

So in your controller, you would want to render json instead of html. For example:

def list_users
    @users = User.all

    respond to |format|
        format.html #this will render the list_users.html.erb view
        format.json { render json: @users }    #this will render your users in json

If you only want it to return json, then comment out the format.html line. You might want to research jbuilder which could help you render the appropriate columns from your database (may not need to send everything).

Really good railscast about it: http://railscasts.com/episodes/320-jbuilder