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Old April 17th, 2009, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim_in_Germany View Post

To get the store (chpt. 6) up and running with Rails 2.x, you need to do the following:

Don't create the sql databases as instructed, instead change to your rubydev directoy (or wherever you are storing your rails projects) and type:
rails store
change to the store directory (eg with cd store)

ruby script/generate scaffold Item name:string description:text price:float
Then edit the config/database.yml file, adding your sql password where appropriate.

Then back to the console and type:
rake db:create:all
rake db:migrate
That's it.
You have created a model called "Item", a database table in store_development called "items" and a controller called "ItemController"

You can add records to the database under the url:

The rest should be straight forward.
Hope this helps somebody.

P.S. Running Rails 2.x, MySQL version 5.x and Ubuntu Linux
Hello, i followed these steps, but i really need your help: i got the error
Action Controller: Exception caught body { background-color: #fff; color: #333; } body, p, ol, ul, td { font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; } pre { background-color: #eee; padding: 10px; font-size: 11px; } a { color: #000; } a:visited { color: #666; } a:hover { color: #fff; background-color:#000; } NoMethodError in ItemsController#index

undefined method `paginate' for #<ItemsController:0x3ad545>what's wrong, or what should i do? the rails version i'm using is 2.2.2
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Default thanks jim

thanks a lot jim

it work for me even i am using ruby 2.2

great man keep it up........................
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Default Building app set to MySQL

Thanks Jim for the great instructions.

It's also worth noting that you can default to MySQL by creating your app with the following, saving .yml cleanup time.
$ rails -d mysql store
Best of luck.

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