Forum: Ruby on Rails items.destroy doesn't work

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Scott N. (Guest)
on 2009-01-06 22:22
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why doesn't this work
items.destroy if items = find(:all, :conditions => ...)

right now i have this that works, but it seems ugly and inefficient.

if items = find(:all, :conditions => ...)
  items.each do |item|
    item.destroy
  end
end

there must be a better way
Harold (Guest)
on 2009-01-06 23:45
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How about

Item.destroy_all(conditions)

Which will call the destroy callback methods (slow if you are
destroying many records).

If you don't care about callbacks, use delete_all instead.

http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActiveRecord/Ba...
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