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method

periodically_call_remote

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periodically_call_remote(options = {}) public

Periodically calls the specified url (options[:url]) every options[:frequency] seconds (default is 10). Usually used to update a specified div (options[:update]) with the results of the remote call. The options for specifying the target with :url and defining callbacks is the same as link_to_remote. Examples:

 # Call get_averages and put its results in 'avg' every 10 seconds
 # Generates:
 #      new PeriodicalExecuter(function() {new Ajax.Updater('avg', '/grades/get_averages',
 #      {asynchronous:true, evalScripts:true})}, 10)
 periodically_call_remote(:url => { :action => 'get_averages' }, :update => 'avg')

 # Call invoice every 10 seconds with the id of the customer
 # If it succeeds, update the invoice DIV; if it fails, update the error DIV
 # Generates:
 #      new PeriodicalExecuter(function() {new Ajax.Updater({success:'invoice',failure:'error'},
 #      '/testing/invoice/16', {asynchronous:true, evalScripts:true})}, 10)
 periodically_call_remote(:url => { :action => 'invoice', :id => customer.id },
    :update => { :success => "invoice", :failure => "error" }

 # Call update every 20 seconds and update the new_block DIV
 # Generates:
 # new PeriodicalExecuter(function() {new Ajax.Updater('news_block', 'update', {asynchronous:true, evalScripts:true})}, 20)
 periodically_call_remote(:url => 'update', :frequency => '20', :update => 'news_block')
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