I am new and lost, and on week 3. I have read all the links, done tutorials, but understand little of it. I created two models using scaffold. I have populated my tables with some data. I need to create a search page which will perform a query. I am hoping my association is correct- I'll find out later, but first I need to have a general overview of the steps I need to take to create a search page to make my simple query work. I can probably google well enough if I can figure out which questions to ask.
I created a file: views/search.html.erb with code that will generate a form field and a submit button. My first issue is being able navigate to it in my browser. Then I need to figure out how to make it functional, so when I hit submit, my query looks at both models and does the join, blah blah.
The scaffold thing worked well for me because I am a bit better at reverse engineering than I am at forward. Seeing the files scaffold created made helped greatly. i would have been forever trying to figure all that out. What I need is some sort of example like that- how to create a search page to make queries.