(Quick Reference)



Forwards a request from one controller to the next without issuing an HTTP redirect.


forward action: "show"

forward controller: "book", action: "list"

forward action: "show", id: 4, params: [author: "Stephen King"]

forward controller: "book", action: "show"


Forwards the current action to another action, optionally passing parameters and/or errors.


  • controller - The controller to redirect to; defaults to the current controller if not specified
  • namespace (optional) - the namespace of the controller to forward to
  • action - The action to redirect to, either a string name or a reference to an action within the current controller
  • id - The id to use in redirection
  • params - Parameters to pass to the action redirected to.