Forum: Ruby on Rails Queries with has_and_belongs_to_many relationship

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Ben (Guest)
on 2006-05-08 06:23
I was able to create a has_and_belongs_to_many relationship for my app,
but now I'm not too sure how to write queries for it.

Basically, I have a table 'courses' that has_and_belongs_to_many
'categories' and vice versa

So I'm trying to figure out how I would find only the courses that
belong to a category that I specify.

Let's say the category is 'math' and the categories are in a column
named 'name'

Any help would be great.
Ben R. (Guest)
on 2006-05-08 06:28
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Category.find(:first, :condition => "name = math").courses

Or something to that effect should do the trick.

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Ben R.
Daniel -. (Guest)
on 2006-05-08 06:32
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@courses_in_cat = Category.find_by_name('math', :first).courses

This should give you back an array for all the courses in the math

The opposite is also true.

@categories_for_course = Course.find_by_name('some course',

To add Courses to a Category
@some_category << @an_array_of_courses
and vise versa
@some_course << @an_array_of_categories
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