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hidden_field(object_name, method, options = {}) public

Works just like text_field, but returns an input tag of the "hidden" type instead.

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July 30, 2008
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Value parameter

You can add a value to your hidden field by using the :value parameter.

Example
hidden_field(:object, :field, :value => params[:requestval])
June 7, 2010
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No security

One important thing to remember is that this is NOT hidden in the source code and can be modified by an evil user so all input in a hidden field should be considered as untrustworthy and checked just like a visible field.

May 7, 2012
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Hidden Field Example

Here’s a pseudo code example of a hidden field within an ERB template. A post has many comments and this comment form is in a post’s show view. This would set a comment’s post_id attribute.


<%= form_for(@comment) do |f| %>

<%= f.hidden_field :post_id, :value => @post.id %>

<% end %>