Wondering if there is an existing plugin/approach for config data that you want your application to be able to change? In other words a value/pair type configuration plugin that persists to the database. Just a normal Model would be OK, however any neat tricks how to handle the fact that each parameter may be a different type? e.g. have a column in the model to hold the type & store value as a string? have a different column for each type but then any given parameter (or row in database terms) would populate only one of the columns? -- Greg http://blog.gregnet.org/
on 2009-03-05 09:03
on 2009-03-05 10:16
i don't know of any plugins, but i did the same thing once for a project of mine. i used your first alternative. my configuration model had only two attributes: "name" and "value". i only saved strings. for config this was sufficient.
on 2009-03-05 18:28
I've used the rails-settings plugin before - very easy to use, and stores settings as YAML, so they hold whatever datatype you put in. http://github.com/Squeegy/rails-settings/tree/master --Matt J. On Mar 5, 2:02 am, Greg H. <firstname.lastname@example.org>