I'm trying to create a method on a model (Note) that finds a subset of records, but banging my head against a brick wall. The code so far: class Note belongs_to :person def self.can_be_viewed find(:all, :conditions => ["notes.created_at <= ?", person.cutoff_date]) end ... class Person has_many :notes def cutoff_date ... end ... Ultimately I want to be able to use @person.notes.can_be_viewed, but I'm getting an "undefined local variable or method `person' for #<Class:0x8ed10b8>" error. This isn't surprising - the can_be_viewed method is a class method, so has no way of accessing person.cutoff_date in the finder. All I'm really trying to say here is: 1. A person has a cutoff date (this can vary according to who the logged-in user is, but that's irrelevant, although the cutoff_date method generates some SQL). 2. Notes can be viewed if they are created before their person's cutoff_date (note.person.cutoff_date). I'd appreciate any thoughts on this.
on 2009-01-12 03:45
on 2009-01-12 09:19
On Jan 12, 1:44 am, Chris B. <email@example.com> wrote: > I'm trying to create a method on a model (Note) that finds a subset of > records, but banging my head against a brick wall. The code so far: > You need to join the people table, eg, find :all, :joins => :person, :conditions => ["notes.created_at <= people.cutoff_date"] Fred
on 2009-01-18 08:28
Thanks Fred. That hasn't done it (I had tried joins), but I'll keep working on it. On Jan 12, 8:18 pm, Frederick C. <firstname.lastname@example.org>