Forum: Ruby on Rails Problem with associations that could be null sometimes

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cassiozen (Guest)
on 2008-12-30 11:53
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Hi Everybody,

I'm developing a little task management system with a Task model that
belongs to Users and Projects.

The problem is that sometimes a task won't belongs to an user AND a
project. It will be possible to add a task to a project without
delegate it to any user. In a similar way, it will be possible for
users to create a new task without assigning it to any project.

So, my question is: Can I simply create the belongs_to associations
for the Task model and leave the foreign_ids empty in the cases where
the task doesn't have an user or a project? Is there a better

Ivor P. (Guest)
on 2008-12-31 02:08
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Yes, you can :)
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