Forum: Ruby on Rails adding automatic conditions to find method

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Tam K. (Guest)
on 2009-03-27 08:20

Is there a way to add automatic condition to all active record find

I have an attribute in all my tables something like "effective_end_date"
so that I don't delete records but I keep them by setting
effective_end_date so I want to put condition is all my find queries
effective_end_date Is null or effective_end_date > I don't
want to type this for every single query so I was wondering if it's
possible to automate it.


on 2009-03-27 08:53
(Received via mailing list)
On 27 Mar., 07:20, Tam K. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
> possible to automate it.
Yes, you can use default_scope:
It supports the same options as the find methods.

Best regards,
David K.
Tam K. (Guest)
on 2009-03-28 17:22
Thanks David..this is defenitaly the best solution but I realised that
it needs rails 2.3.2 which I'm currently not using! I will try to
upgrade but I'm worried I have to change lots of things. Do you know a
way to do it in previous versions of rails?
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