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Comments by Samuel Vega Caballero

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If you are using a FormBuilder, maybe you can prefer use this for generate the checkbox name. For example, if we have a form with nested forms for a has_many association and each of these need a category_ids collection of checkboxes calculate the name of these checkboxes can be a problem. So, I suggest use the object_name method of the FormBuilder object:

ruby
<%= hidden_field_tag "#{f.object_name}[category_ids][]", nil %>
<% Category.order(:name).each do |category| %>
  <div>
    <%= check_box_tag "#{f.object_name}[category_ids][]", category.id, f.object.categories.include?(category) %>
    <%= category.name %>
  </div>
<% end %>

Note that I use f.object instead of @product too. I think this way is better for use with a FormBuilder.

Finally, as you can see, I use an input hidden for be sure always send a category_ids array, so, I don't need setup this field in the controller.

I hope you find it useful :)