Hi -- if I have a class that declares 'validates_associated' on a number of other classes, is it supposed to be relatively easy to replace a collection of them? Not to overwrite them in the DB, but simply to assign them to their retrieval method, so that they can be included as part of the owning class' validation. I mean like: children_with_potential_errors = Child.update(params[:child].keys, params[:child].values) parent.children = children_with_potential_errors if parent.update_attributes(params[:parent]) ... else ... end I have a class like Parent above, that has three collections (one-to-many) like Child above, yet I am having a very diffcult time trying to get code like that I have outlined working. Can anyone think of anything I could be missing that might allow me to replace the collection, or maybe someone is aware of a reason that I cannot do this? (If the latter, why would 'validates_asssociated' exist?) Any & all help is *very* gratefully received -- I've been stuck on this for days! Cheers, doug.
on 2006-06-09 16:28