If you want to add a new controller action to Ruby on Rails controller, you can do by adding the following bit of code.
1st: to the controller file, you add a new action, like:
def myaction // hackhackhack end
Then in your routes.rb file, you add the route (in the section where you define this resource):
resource :myresource do collection do get 'myaction' end end
More details here.
How did I come to do this?
I am coding together a nice little proof-of-concept app in rails. In this, I have a simple model with standard RESTful controller actions, GET/PUT/POST/DELETE matching new/edit/update/destroy actions in addition to collection type index action.
I needed another action, one that would just list selected properties of those objects (kind of like index but not quite so).