Save time and headaches, and create a more easily maintainable set of pages, with ActiveScaffold. ActiveScaffold handles all your CRUD (create, read, update, delete) user interface needs, leaving you more time to focus on more challenging (and interesting!) problems.
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** For all documentation see the project website: **

ActiveScaffold Gem/Plugin by Scott Rutherford (, Richard White (, Lance Ivy (, Ed Moss, Tim Harper and Sergio Cambra (

Uses DhtmlHistory by Brad Neuberg (

Uses Querystring by Adam Vandenberg

Uses Paginator by Bruce Williams

Supports RecordSelect by Lance Ivy

== Version Information

Please note the following list of Active Scaffold branches and Rails versions. Master will not work with Rails < 3.1

Active Scaffold master currently supports rails-3.1, but incompatible changes can be introduced, if you want an stable version, use rails-3.0
Rails 3.0.*: Active Scaffold rails-3.0
Rails 2.3.*: Active Scaffold rails-2.3 and v2.4
Rails 2.2.*: Active Scaffold rails-2.2
Rails 2.1.*: Active Scaffold rails-2.1
Rails < 2.1: Active Scaffold 1-1-stable (no guarantees)

Since Rails 2.3, render_component plugin is needed for nested and embedded scaffolds. It works with rails-2.3 branch from ewildgoose repository:
script/plugin install git:// -r rails-2.3

Since Rails 3.0 render_component is not used for nesting, but is optional for embedded scaffolds.
Since Rails 3.0, is also needed.

If you want to install as plugins under vendor/plugins, install these versions:
  rails plugin install git://
  rails plugin install git://
  rails plugin install git:// -r 'rails-3.0'

If you want to use the gem, add to your Gemfile:
  gem "active_scaffold"

In case you would like to use most recent commit:
  gem 'active_scaffold', :git => 'git://', :branch => 'rails-3.0'

== Pick your own javascript framework

The Rails 3.0 version uses unobtrusive Javascript, so you are free to pick your javascript framework.
Out of the box Prototype or JQuery are supported:

Prototype 1.7 (default js framework)
rails.js in git://

JQuery 1.4.1, 1.4.2

JQuery > 1.4.2

To configure the javascript framework when installed under vendor/plugins/
uncomment last line in config/initializers/active_scaffold.rb in order to use jquery instead of prototype.
That file is created when you install ActiveScaffold as a plugin.

To configure the javascript framework when installed as a gem:
Add a config/initializers/active_scaffold.rb containing:
ActiveScaffold.js_framework = :jquery # :prototype is the default

== Rails 3.1 compatible branch: 
under construction

Released under the MIT license (included)