Forum: Ruby hash of hashes group_by

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Dave S. (Guest)
on 2009-06-05 17:44
Hi Guys,

I have the following code which grabs some data from the database in my
model

def get_stats
  sql = "select id, value from table"
  my_data = self.class.connection.select_all(sql)
  my_data.group_by { |row| row[:id] }
end

the data is clearly in there as a puts shows

value4id1
value1id2

but when trying to access the values

x = my_data[1][:value]

The error occurred while evaluating nil.[]

Can anyone shed some light on this?

Cheers
Brian C. (Guest)
on 2009-06-05 19:06
Try 'p xxx' (or 'puts xxx.inspect') instead of 'puts xxx'.

This will show you things like the difference between a string and a
number, or between an empty string and nil.
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