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Small fix for scaffold generator



A scaffold command that generates a set of perfectly working nested resource for Rails 3.


  • Generates a nested child resource with a single command

  • Generates a beautifully working bunch of code

  • Automatically generates the appropriate model associations for ActiveRecord

  • Haml ready

Rails versions

3.0.x, 3.1 and 3.2


Put this line in your Gemfile:

gem 'nested_scaffold'

Then bundle:

% bundle


% rails generate nested_scaffold PARENT_NAME/NAME [field:type field:type] [options]

(Expects PARENT model to exist in advance)


While “Post” model exists,

% rails g nested_scaffold post/comment name:string content:text

This will create:

comment {model, controller, helper, views, tests}
nested resource route
Post.has_many :comments association


Basically same as the original scaffold.

TODO / known issues

  • namespace (who needs?)

  • valid fixtures (who uses?)

  • some generated functional tests fail (who cares?)

  • RSpec

  • third party orms

  • fixture replacements

Contributing to nested_scaffold

  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet

  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it

  • Fork the project

  • Start a feature/bugfix branch

  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution

  • Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.


Copyright © 2010 Akira Matsuda. See LICENSE.txt for further details.

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