I'm trying to be a good rails developer and fix DRY violations as i find them. However, i'm trying to fix this one, i cant seem to get it to work. I have two tables A and B that have a one-to-one relationship. Table B belongs_to Table A. Table A has_one Table B. I'm creating instances of Table A in different places, depending on the controller. However, for each time i create a Table A instance, i also need to create an empty Table B instance. I tried to incorporate this into the model for Table A using various callbacks, after_create, after_save, before_create. Trying to set the table_b attribute to a new Table B instance and have table_b's foreign key be the id the table_a object being created. However, i kept running into exceptions "undefined method 'construct_sql'. I checked my dev log and saw there was an INSERT query for table_b just after table_a's INSERT, which is what i wanted. But it dies right after. Why is that? So do i need to just call table_a_inst.table_b = Table_B.new() table_a_inst.save everytime i want to create a Table_A instance? thanks in advance.
on 2006-03-15 12:17
on 2006-03-15 15:39
Am Mittwoch, den 15.03.2006, 02:16 -0800 schrieb Manish S.: > I tried to incorporate this into the model for Table A using various > > table_a_inst.table_b = Table_B.new() > table_a_inst.save > > everytime i want to create a Table_A instance? Did you try the following: class TableA < ActiveRecord::Base after_create :create_table_b end If this fails, as you describe above, can you please show us the callback. -- Norman T. http://blog.inlet-media.de
on 2006-03-15 19:45
Norman, That seems to work but, it wont let me set an attribute for when calling :create_table_b thanks, Manish
on 2006-03-15 21:07
Am Mittwoch, den 15.03.2006, 09:43 -0800 schrieb Manish S.: > Did you try the following: > > class TableA < ActiveRecord::Base > after_create :create_table_b > end class TableA < ActiveRecord::Base after_create :initialize_associations def initialize_associations create_table_b(:foo => 'bar') end end -- Norman T. http://blog.inlet-media.de
on 2006-03-15 22:43
that worked great! thanks so much.