Step 7 : Generate a database model

Phoenix gives us a phoenix.gen.schema task similar to Rails rails generate scaffold

Now that the database has been created with mix ecto.create, type this into the terminal:

mix phx.gen.html Elixirbridge Drink drinks name:string temperature:string

You should see output similar to this:

* creating web/controllers/drink_controller.ex
* creating web/templates/drink/edit.html.eex
* creating web/templates/drink/form.html.eex
* creating web/templates/drink/index.html.eex
* creating web/templates/drink/new.html.eex
* creating web/templates/drink/show.html.eex
* creating web/views/drink_view.ex
* creating test/controllers/drink_controller_test.exs
* creating web/models/drink.ex
* creating test/models/drink_test.exs
* creating priv/repo/migrations/20160828191433_create_drink.exs

Add the resource to your browser scope in web/router.ex:

    resources "/drinks", DrinkController

Remember to update your repository by running migrations:

    mix ecto.migrate

Now let’s follow the instructions at the end of that output.

We’ll add routes. Open up a file named lib/test_app_web/router.ex

Around line 19 (this will vary depending on your editor) delete the section that looks like

 scope "/", TestAppWeb do
    pipe_through :browser # Use the default browser stack

    get "/", PageController, :index

    resources "/pages", PageController

and paste in the following

scope "/", TestAppWeb do
    pipe_through :browser # Use the default browser stack

    get "/", DrinkController, :index

    resources "/drinks", DrinkController

Now type this into the terminal

mix ecto.migrate

You will see something similar to the following on your screen

phoenix datbase migration output

Now lets start our server up again

Type the following into the terminal

mix phx.server

Then go to your browsers and type in localhost:4000

You should see a page that looks something like this

'test app image'

Wait till your server has loaded like before.

Then in the browser url bar type in:


1) Click on new drink

2) Enter Cappuccino for the name

3) Enter 135 for the temperature.

4) Click on “Create Drink”.

You should see the following text at the top of the page

drinks successfully created