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Bulk Operations in Rails

November 4, 2020

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Hi, I'm Chris. I'm the creator of GoRails, Hatchbox.io and Jumpstart. I spend my time creating tutorials and tools to help Ruby on Rails developers build apps better and faster.

About This Episode

Bulk operations like "delete all", "publish all", etc require a little bit of Javascript and a special controller for handling them.

Notes

Bulk operations like "bulk delete" or "publish all" are pretty easy to build in Rails. We can use a Stimulus controller to handle the Javascript side of things to manage our "Select All" and check boxes and simply submit those over to Rails. We can also spin up a new controller to keep bulk operations nicely organized and separate from our regular controller.

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