Forum: Ruby on Rails ActiveResource with Json

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Steve D. (Guest)
on 2009-01-27 00:50
Hi all.  I'm hoping maybe someone can help me out.

I recently switched from using xml to json in my ARe models.  I was
excited to see that in irb I was seeing dramatic improvements in
speed.  However, when I fired up the app in my browser I got an error
on a local db find based upon an id i had intended to receive through an
ARe record.  I opened irb again to investigate:

object = AResource.find(461).id

the ARe record is found, however the id attribute returns as nil,
where as, when I was using xml, I had no problems with it.

(the reaons i'm doing the find(id).id is to demonstrate that the
record returned does not have the id which i used to search for the
record.  All other attributes are present, however, the object is also
showing new_record=true, which i'm supposing is the reason it has a
nil id)

Any thoughts on what I can do maintain that id?  The only thing I can
come up with is that i have a local model name that is the same as the
object class that is returned from the remote application, though, like
said, there was no problem when using xml.

The following is from irb (object1 is the xml request and object2 is
the json request--both point to the same resource)

Code :

>> object1 = MMTest.find(1)
=> #<MMTest:0x4058328 @prefix_options={}, @attributes={"name"=>"Visa",
"updated_at"=>nil, "id"=>1, "status"=>1}>

>> object2 = MMCreditcardType.find(1)
=> #<MMCreditcardType:0x404c4c4 @prefix_options={}, @attributes=
{"creditcard_type"=>#<CreditcardType id: nil, name: "Visa", status:
true, created_at: nil, updated_at: nil>}>

Thanks in advance,

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