Hello all, This is an interesting problem I have been working on. What I have is a little multiuser project request tracking application. What happens is that I log in and create projects and assign people to the projects. Each project has steps associated with it, and the steps need to be done in a certain order. Now, I have to request that the assigned person perform each of the steps, and need to make sure that I cannot request that the next step be done unless the previous one has been completed. What I have thought is to have a projects table and another table named project_steps with fields: id, name, ordernum, project_id. The ordernum tells the order in which the steps must be performed. Then, create another table, nextsteprequest, with fields: id, project_id, project_step_id. I was thinking that when I request the next step be done I would have the app check to see if the numbers matched up, thus either allowing, or disallowing me from making the request. The question is this: is this the best way to do it (theorizing that I wouldn't have a form showing me what had been completed and what hadn't) or is there a better way. Thank you all for your ideas and input. Sincerely, Robert D.
on 2006-04-16 04:34
on 2006-04-16 05:17
On 4/15/06, Robert D. <email@example.com> wrote: > What I have thought is to have a projects table and another table named > > Thank you all for your ideas and input. > Check out acts_as_state_machine. Very fun stuff: http://lunchroom.lunchboxsoftware.com/articles/200...
on 2006-04-16 05:30
Will do. Thanks for the pointer. - Rob D.