Hi, I'm still waiting on my Agile Rails book to arrive - in the meantime ... As an exercise I'm making a Help Desk application. If I have a Problems table with two foreign keys to a People table, how do I set up my models, problems_controller list method, and then simply display, say my problem submitter person? Here is what I have so far: Problems table with columns: id description submitter_id (foreign key to People id) assigned_to_id (foreign key to People id) etc People table with columns: id name models: class Problem < ActiveRecord::Base has_many :people ??? class Person < ActiveRecord::Base has_many :problems problem_Controller: def list @submitter = Person.find(params[:submitter_id] ??? views:problems:list.rhtml <td><%= problem.submitter.name %></td> ???
on 2006-02-03 03:41
on 2006-02-03 04:05
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > Hi, I'm still waiting on my Agile Rails book to arrive - in the > meantime ... You'll likely get better information from the Rails mailing list http://lists.rubyonrails.org/
on 2006-02-03 08:39
In the future, the rails mailing list would be a better place to post this. This time, here's a solution: # problem.rb class Problem < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :submitter, :class_name => 'Person', :foreign_key => 'submitted_id' belongs_to :assigned_to, :class_name => 'Person', :foreign_key => 'assigned_to_id' end # end look at http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActiveRecord/As... for full details. You can find the answer to almost every question in the excellent API documentation available at http://api.rubyonrails.org