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Austin Klenk
Austin Klenk
4,399 Points

Undefined Method 'user'

For the past 12 hours or so ive been trying to show the user in the departments index & show page. so far what i have and have done

Added user_id to departments table added user_id to the department params

    def department_params
      params.require(:department).permit(:name, :user_id)


def show
@departments = Department.find(params[:id])

Added a collection_select in the department _form partial and works perfect no errors

 <%= collection_select( :department, :user_id, User.all, :id, :email, {}, { :multiple => false } ) %>

Then i tried adding to the index page with and get the error of undefined method 'user'

    <% @departments.each do |department| %>
        <td><%= department.name %></td>
        <td><%= department.user.email %></td>

        <td><%= link_to 'Show', department %></td>
        <td><%= link_to 'Edit', edit_department_path(department) %></td>
        <td><%= link_to 'Destroy', department, method: :delete, data: { confirm: 'Are you sure?' } %></td>
    <% end %>

Then tried adding it to the show page and i get the same error undefined method 'user'

  <%= @department.user.email %>

I went to create a new department the collection select works wonderful, i checked the department table and there is a id in the user_id column.

my models

## user.rb
belongs_to :department

## department.rb
has_many :users

and this is a little test app that i created so i know before i implement it into my main app..

1 Answer

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,441 Points

Show page uses singular instance variable, controller gives it a plural name. You have to decide which one you want in both.