ActiveRecord transient fields?


#1

Hi All,

Is it possible to have transient fields in a class that extends
ActiveRecord? If so how do I acheive it?

Thanks :slight_smile:


#2

I think you’re asking if it’s possible to add attributes to AR-
derived classes. Yes:

class Person < ActiveRecord::Base
attr_accessor :my_transient_field
end

p = Person.new
p.my_transient_field = 1

the value of my_transient_field will not be stored in the database

Duane J.
http://blog.inquirylabs.com/


#3

Thanks Duane,

that was exactly what I was asking :slight_smile: