Hi, I haven't done any associations before, so please forgive my incorrect use of terminology... If I set up a has_many :through association, can I manipulate the associated instances directly (like an Array), or do I need to manipulate the join model? For example, suppose I have two classes and the associated join model: class foo has_many :foo_bars has_many :bars, :through => :foo_bars class bar has_many :foo_bars has_many :foos, :through => :foo_bars class foo_bars belongs_to :foo belongs_to :bar If I have an instance of foo and an instance of bar, how do I add the association between the two of them? my_foo.bars << my_bar or (inversely), my_bar.foos << my_foo or do I somehow need to manipulate the join model explicitly? Thanks, Brad -- Bradley M.
on 2006-04-04 23:57
on 2006-04-05 00:25
I think my_foo.foo_bars.create(:bars => my_bar) would work. Am not sure if that is the best way to do it though.