Hi, Due to some performance issues, I want to use a custom query for a find method: def find_in_state(state) State.find :all, :limit => 10, :conditions => ['s.id = ? AND ' + 's.id = c.state_id AND c.state_id = ? AND ' + 'c.id = col.county_id AND ' + 's.id = l.state_id AND l.state_id = ? AND ' + 'g.id = l.group_id AND ' + 'sc.location_id = l.id', state, state, state], :joins => 's, counties c, colonies col, locations l, groups g, schools sc', :select => 'c.*, col.*, l.*, g.*, sc.*' end Basically, it searches for schools in a specific state, and joins with related tables, like "counties", "locations", "colonies"... However, as I'm aware, it's not possible to tell from which table does each column belong to, as there are column names shared between different tables. So I'm wondering if it's possible to give Rails a hand so it builds the object relationship like so: @schools = find_in_state(9) -> this should build: @schools.state... @schools.location... @schools.location.county... etc. If it isn't possible, how does one do it manually? Thanks in advance! Ivan V.
on 2006-03-11 02:28