Forum: Ruby on Rails session not persisting

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Will M. (Guest)
on 2006-05-29 09:32
I set up session to save to the db and everytime I hit a page I get a
new session entry created.  Some of them have session_ids of more than 5
digits, but lots of them have session_ids like 0.

Something is amiss.
Will M. (Guest)
on 2006-05-29 19:08
I built a test application and get the same behavior.  I cannot find any
documentation of this bug so I assume I've done something wrong.

I did follow the instructions in 'Agile Web D. with Rails' step
by step though.
Adam D. (Guest)
on 2006-05-29 19:14
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can you paste the lines from environment.rb that you changed to put
in the DB ?

How did you create your session table in the DB ?

Will M. (Guest)
on 2006-05-29 19:37
  # Use the database for sessions instead of the file system
  # (create the session table with 'rake db:sessions:create')
  config.action_controller.session_store = :active_record_store

class AddSessions < ActiveRecord::Migration
  def self.up
    create_table :sessions do |t|
      t.column :session_id, :string
      t.column :data, :text
      t.column :updated_at, :datetime

    add_index :sessions, :session_id

  def self.down
    drop_table :sessions
Will M. (Guest)
on 2006-05-29 20:02
Here is the code in my controller that gets called often to store a
Score object to the session:


  # Return the Score from this session, or create a new Score
  def find_score
    session[:score] ||=

Here is my Score object:

class Score

  include Reloadable

  attr_reader :point_ids, :logged_test_id

  def initialize
    @point_ids = []

  def set_logged_test_id(logged_test_id)
    @logged_test_id = logged_test_id

  def add_point_id(point_id)
    @point_ids << point_id

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