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This gem is an easy way to use nested fields with jQuery in your Rails app.


Include the gem in your Gemfile gem 'ajax-nested-fields'

Install it bundle install

Run the generator rails g ajax_nested_fields:install

Include nested-fields.js on your layouts javascript_include_tag "ajax-nested-fields.js"


Having nested attributes in your models, you can use the fields_for helper method for nesting models as you normally do.

<%= link_to_new_child(f, "categories") %>

<div id="categories">
  <%= f.fields_for :categories do |builder| %>
      <%= render 'category_fields', :f => builder %>
  <% end %>

Using a partial keeps the nested fields organized, the partial category_fields could be something like this:

<div class="category">
  <%= f.label :size, "Size" %>
  <%= f.text_field :size %>
  <%= link_to_remove_fields "Remove", f, 'category' %>

The important part is that you are able to use the helper methods link_to_new_child and link_to_remove_fields to generate links that dynamically add or remove fields.

You can use the link_to_new_child by passing the variable of your form and the association: <%= link_to_new_child(f, "categories") %>

And the same goes for the link_to_remove_fields, where you have to pass three arguments: the name, the f variable and the name of the container

<%= link_to_remove_fields "remove", f, 'category' %>

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