Act_as_paranoid and model references

I’m using act_as_paranoid plugin for most of my models. One of the
reasons was that I didn’t want to break references between objects
after I “deleted” an object. One of the cases was to know which user
modified something even after I deleted the user.

My problem now is that I cannot access the user after it was deleted
if I use the :has_and_belongs_to :user relationship.

Is there any way to override act_as_paranoid behavior only to access
relationships in some cases even if the object is soft deleted?

Santiago E. wrote:

I’m using act_as_paranoid plugin for most of my models. One of the
reasons was that I didn’t want to break references between objects
after I “deleted” an object. One of the cases was to know which user
modified something even after I deleted the user.

My problem now is that I cannot access the user after it was deleted
if I use the :has_and_belongs_to :user relationship.

Is there any way to override act_as_paranoid behavior only to access
relationships in some cases even if the object is soft deleted?

user.things.find(:all, :with_deleted => true)

Jonathan

On 3/29/06, Jonathan W. [email protected] wrote:

relationships in some cases even if the object is soft deleted?

user.things.find(:all, :with_deleted => true)

That isn’t required any more. Try this:

user.things.find_with_deleted(:all)


Rick O.
http://techno-weenie.net

On 3/29/06, Rick O. [email protected] wrote:

Is there any way to override act_as_paranoid behavior only to access
relationships in some cases even if the object is soft deleted?

user.things.find(:all, :with_deleted => true)

That isn’t required any more. Try this:

user.things.find_with_deleted(:all)

That’s fine as you are going from User to Things. What if you go the
other way?

What I mean is … I delete a user whose model has act_as_paranoid.
“Things” doesn’t get deleted, on purpose, if you delete a user because
the relationship is only to know who created that “thing”. I have an
object type Thing that I want to show in a page and I want to find out
who created it, but the user was soft deleted.

How can I do that?

Santiago

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