customize rails URL

Posted on 2011-09-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
so lets say this is my show page from the story resource:


how do i change "stories" to something else?

i already have this for the index page: '/news', :controller => 'stories', :action => 'index'

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by:Andrew Doades
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Something like this, this is a real route from one of my current rails apps.
It means I can navigate to http://server/download_video/387  and download video "387" for example.

map.doclink '/download_video/:id', :controller => 'customer/sub_categories', :action => 'doclink2'


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map.articleshow '/news/:id', :controller => 'stories', :action => 'show'

it doesn't work for me
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by:Andrew Doades
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Hmm.. what's the field name where "aerovironment-wins-84-million-order-for-digital-raven-uavs" comes from?
I'll then do some testing on a local app (unless someone steps in first :) )

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ID: 36567827
thats from a plugin called friendly_id

gem "friendly_id", "3.1.7"

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ID: 36567871
it just takes the heading of the story

t.string   "heading"

and in the story model:

has_friendly_id :heading, :use_slug => true

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kristinalim earned 500 total points
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It looks like you already have a collection resource set up. It probably looks like this:
map.resources :stories

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What version of rails are you using? It doesn't look like it's Rails 3.x. In 2.3.8, you can use the :as option to specify the name generated and recognized in the URL. See the Rails 2.3.8 API, search for "resources" (ActionController::Resources) for more information.
map.resources :stories, :as => 'news'

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In a much earlier version, if I remember correctly, it's the :opaque_name option.

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