I am trying to design an interface that handles user accounts and their email aliases. What is the relationship between a user and their email accounts? -Ron
on 2007-07-27 21:34
on 2007-07-27 22:02
It depends (I know -- great answer). Do you intend to allow only one e-mail address per user? If so the email should just be an attribute of your user model (an email column in the users table). If you want to allow more than one you could be lazy and just add columns for email1, email2, and email3. You could also have a User model and an Email model where User has_many :emails and Email belongs_to :user. The emails table would be pretty simple -- just columns for id and email. In your controllers you could then use the methods that Rails sets up for you automatically like: u = User.find(1) u.emails
on 2007-07-27 22:12
sorry i misunderstand does the email aliases is equal to email address
on 2007-07-27 23:05
On Jul 27, 10:33 am, Ronald V. <email@example.com> wrote: > I am trying to design an interface that handles user accounts and their > email aliases. > > What is the relationship between a user and their email accounts? > > -Ron this from Apr, 2006, still good orientation material http://blog.hasmanythrough.com/2006/04/20/many-to-...