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to_param

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Ruby on Rails latest stable (v4.0.2) - 0 notes - Class: Integration
to_param() public

Returns a String, which Action Pack uses for constructing an URL to this object. The default implementation returns this record’s id as a String, or nil if this record’s unsaved.

For example, suppose that you have a User model, and that you have a resources :users route. Normally, user_path will construct a path with the user object’s ‘id’ in it:

user = User.find_by(name: 'Phusion')
user_path(user)  # => "/users/1"

You can override to_param in your model to make user_path construct a path using the user’s name instead of the user’s id:

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  def to_param  # overridden
    name
  end
end

user = User.find_by(name: 'Phusion')
user_path(user)  # => "/users/Phusion"
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