Published: October 07, 2015 • 2 min read
Today I was trying to control what rendered on a page based on which controller
action called it, and discovered the
action_name method. It’s located in
pry> method(:action_name).source_location => ["/Users/jake/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.3/gems/actionview-4.2.4/lib/action_view/helpers/controller_helper.rb", 10]
Add this to your view code, and it you’ll get the relevant action:
pry> action_name => "index"
Same partial, different context:
pry> action_name => "drafts"
This method would allow conditionals like this (HAML):
- if action_name == 'index' Welcome to the index. - else Welcome to the drafts.
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