ActiveRecord and null string in Oracle


When an empty string is stored in Oracle, it is converted to a null.
When I retrieve it with rails, I get a nil object.

I would like to modify my Rails model to return an empty string
instead of
null for that attribute, instead of modifying code in multiple places.
that easily doable? I tried an alias, but that did not work.

Thanks in Advance,
Don Mc


U can use a simple new method to return attribute.to_s (nil.to_s
a blank string)

I don’t think there is a direct way to read a nil value from the
database in
an attribute… and then directly expecting the attribute value to be a

If null doesn’t mean anything to u, U can simply modify the database
to not accept null values and make the default blank string. Not sure
that works with oracle but i would have tried it.

Good luck

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:10 AM, Don.Mc removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Thanks in Advance,
Don Mc

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