ActiveRecord and columns with spaces or strange characters


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I’m interested in modifying ActiveRecord to do some column name
transformations.

Right now I have a database with some interesting column names…

sequence
computername
part #
warrany exp. date

ActiveRecord doesn’t even complain about these columns… in fact, I can
load data just fine. However, I can’t retrieve data from the ‘part #’
field
or the “warranty exp. date” field because the methods are not found.
Most
likely, they can’t be built automatically by active record.

Can someone guide me a bit on how I would go about addressing this
issue?
I’m not entirely sure how the automatic mapping lifecycle works so I
don’t
know where to insert code to do some translations. I would assume that
I
have to do translations on the reader methods as well as the writer
methods.

Help would be much appreciated!