Given the following models: class Uptime < ActiveRecord::Base has_many :pings end class Ping < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :uptime end I can create an ActiveResource that will get the uptimes and ping models: class UptimeResource < ActiveResource::Base self.site = "http://localhost:3000" self.element_name = "uptime" end class PingResource < UptimeResource self.element_name = "ping" end If the information exists in the database, I can do UptimeResource.find(1).pings and get a list of pings. But how can I create pings besides creating an UptimeResource and then creating the pings separately. I am trying to save the XML into an XML Database and bypass a relational database (client requirements). I wish I had something like CouchDB_fu but for XML databases... Is this a job for DataMapper? I am open to any strategy. Swift kicks to the head welcome. Carl
on 2009-04-07 02:46
on 2009-04-07 12:17
Yes you would normally update pings as they occur, unless your thinking of submitting a xml and doing a bulk update. So the "pinger" is doing a butch of pings, then sending the results to the backend? Then you just need to convert a local array to a xml file and submit it to your Restful web app.
on 2009-04-07 17:07
The "convert a local array to xml" is where I am running into issues. I keep trying to set a "pings" property but it isn't working. How do I shove that into the Uptime object so that they are all transmitted at the same time?