I have been looking for a "definitive" guide to legacy database support for Rails and I am coming up relatively empty. There are a few tips and tricks out there but no specific step by step guide for integrating rails (Activerecord) with legacy schemas. Anybody seen a good one and can post a link? I have a legacy DB where table name pluralization isn't an option (easily fixed) and where table names follow absolutely no convention whatsoever, where primary keys are rarely, if ever, a sequentially assigned numeric field. Primary key values are usually user assigned values rather than auto incremented values and they can be both numeric and character. Some tables have compound keys. I have seen all of these addressed in specific, separate ways but I haven't found anything that deals with all the possible issues implementing Rails in a legacy world. Suggestions?
on 2009-02-04 15:59