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Super usefull episode! Thank you!

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For those of you who want to use fetch instead of Rails.ajax:

let token = document.querySelector('meta[name="csrf-token"]').content;
fetch(/your/path, {
method: "DELETE",
headers: {
"X-CSRF-Token": token,
},
body: data,
}).then((response) => {
if (response.redirected) {
window.location.href = response.url;
}
});

FYI, for anyone that is on the default Rails 7 / Hotwire setup and needs to tweak this, here are a few things that I needed to do to get this working:

  • Note that your data controllers, targets, and actions no longer use the . syntax that Chris used at the time of the video. That has been deprecated. You'll need to make sure they match the style as outlined here: https://www.stimulus-components.com/docs/stimulus-checkbox-select-all/. Such as data-checkbox-select-all-target="checkboxAll"

  • Make sure to use super.connect() in your stimulus controller to inherit from stimulus-select-all:
    connect() {
    super.connect()
    }

  • In order to use request.js instead of Rails.ajax, your stimulus controller should have import { destroy } from '@rails/request.js' and the request can look like something like this:
    destroy('/notifications/bulk', { body: data, responseKind: "turbo-stream" })

Note that I had to include the turbo-stream responseKind to get it to work.

  • Last, but not least, don't forget to use status: :see_other in your bulk_controller.rb redirect. Mine ended up looking like this:

def destroy
@notifications.destroy_all

respond_to do |format|
format.html { redirect_to notifications_url, status: :see_other }
end
end

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I'm just wondering if strong parameters are still necessary in this scenario?

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For anyone in the future who wants to get this to work with turbo, you will have to convert the FormData into a query string, and append that string to a form action (In my case I used the button_to tag). This way the fetch remains within turbo.

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I am trying to make this work with rails request.js but not having much luck.

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Hi! I'm having an issue with typescript in vscode complaining about missing @type file. Already burned trying to use the library in latest rails 7 project. I'd publish the @type in yarn, is it possible?? Any tutorial??

I was actually struggling at setting config.assets.debug = true in Rails 7 to get Stimulus logs properly. The warning exists but esbuild doesn't really care about it.

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Hello Chris, I'm trying to use this on my other sets of data. For Posts Table it worked but not for other Table I named "Data" and I've created another controller under javascript/controllers/data_bulk_controller. Along with data/bulk_controller.rb. and created the name space in the routes.rb file. If you could help me with this that would be great! thank you!

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