Notes posted by andrewmcdonough

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June 17, 2009
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Skipping validation

Unlike the save method, you can’t pass false to update_attributes to tell it to skip validation. Should you wish to do this (consider carefully if this is wise) update the attributes explicitly then call save and pass false:

@model_name.attributes = params[:model_name]
@model_name.save false
June 16, 2009
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:discard_month implicitly sets :discard_day to true

This may not be the behaviour that you want, and setting :discard_day => false doesn’t change this. One way of getting around this is to hide the month field using CSS e.g.

#some_date_field_2i {

If you use the :default option for the date_select, the correct default month will be passed through to the controller. Using this with :discard_year will give you a dropdown with only the day, but preserve the month and year as provided by :default.