I have two models: photos and properties. A property has_many photos. When uploading a photo via paperclip I want the directory structure to be something like properties/the_property_id/:id.:style (of course, the second :id here would be the image id since thats what model were in).
A photo is added and edited via the properties model (accepts_nested_attributes_for). So, while viewing the property edit page I need a way of passing the property id (params[:id]) to the photos model so paperclip can use something like :url =>
Looking for advice on the best way to do this... How would you accomplish this task?
You need to use Paperclip interpolations(see https://github.com/thoughtbot/paperclip/wiki/Interpolations for details). Then you can have something like this:
Paperclip.interpolates :param_value do |attachment, style| attachment.instance.property.params[attachment.instance.id] end
And use it in your model in such way:
:url => properties/:param_value/:style/:id.:extension