Class: Hash

Inherits:
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Defined in:
lib/aitch/ext/to_query.rb

Instance Method Summary collapse

Instance Method Details

#to_query(namespace = nil) ⇒ Object Also known as: to_param

Returns a string representation of the receiver suitable for use as a URL query string:

{name: 'David', nationality: 'Danish'}.to_query
# => "name=David&nationality=Danish"

An optional namespace can be passed to enclose key names:

{name: 'David', nationality: 'Danish'}.to_query('user')
# => "user%5Bname%5D=David&user%5Bnationality%5D=Danish"

The string pairs “key=value” that conform the query string are sorted lexicographically in ascending order.

This method is also aliased as to_param.


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# File 'lib/aitch/ext/to_query.rb', line 78

def to_query(namespace = nil)
  collect do |key, value|
    unless (value.is_a?(Hash) || value.is_a?(Array)) && value.empty?
      value.to_query(namespace ? "#{namespace}[#{key}]" : key)
    end
  end.compact.sort! * "&"
end