Reading n writing object attributes Hi. In this simple example I have a User class with the class method: def self.find_user(name) user = self.find(:first, :conditions => ["username = ?", name]) # user.salt end In the rails console I do the following: >> u = User.find_user('kena') => #<User id: 5, username: "test", hashed_password: "c1a18d933c06f5a3ebd8d1d155d294f39447fbf2", salt: "177647700.129851651671097", email: "", created_at: "2008-10-28 00:54:42", updated_at: "2008-10-28 00:54:42"> >> u.salt => nil >> u.username => nil What I don't understand is why I can't access its attributes?
on 2008-10-28 03:49
on 2008-10-28 05:11
Soh, Not sure why you are not able to access the attributes in the use case but can I ask why you are not using the dynamic find_by methods ie User.find_by_username('kena') ? -- Robert Z. Zapient, LLC Ruby on Rails Development and Consulting On Oct 27, 6:49 pm, Soh D. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
on 2008-10-28 14:36
Robert Z. wrote: > Soh, > > Not sure why you are not able to access the attributes in the use case > but can I ask why you are not using the dynamic find_by methods ie > User.find_by_username('kena') ? > > -- > Robert Z. > Zapient, LLC > Ruby on Rails Development and Consulting > > On Oct 27, 6:49ï¿½pm, Soh D. <email@example.com> I will definitely use the dynamic method, but I was just wondering why the other way was going wrong. I didn't have any private nor protected methods and I was reloading my console with: reload! ... I then decided to re-start my machine and now it works fine. Unfortunately I cannot reproduce that problem now ... let's consider that a good thing ... thanks anyway :-)