Actuve Record

HI all

in my application , i have 2 tables subjects and teachers. the relation
is one to many.

i have to display the subjects first and when i click on the subjects i
have to display the teachers.

and i have to add the new teacher to the teachers table by selecting the

how to do this

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 5:19 AM, Rajkumar S.
[email protected]wrote:

how to do this

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Hi, Rajkumar, this is the Ruby mailing list, you probably want the Ruby
Rails list at

The associations guide at
Active Record Associations — Ruby on Rails Guides talks about what
are asking. The short answer is that subjects will have a foreign key of
teachers, and in your model you say “belongs_to :teacher” and in your
teacher model you say “has_many :subjects”

Then from a subject, you can get it’s teacher with subject.teacher and
a teacher you can get it’s subjects with teacher.subjects. To link them
just use the setters. subject.teacher = current_teacher.

You should consider, though, whether this design is really appropriate.
my university, a subject may be taught by multiple teachers. For
there are usually between 5 and 10 calculus courses, each one taught by
different teacher. You may want to add a courses table, where each
belongs to one subject, and one teacher, and then you can have a many to
many relationship between subjects and teachers, through the courses.
should all be talked about on the guide I linked you to, but really the
Rails ML is where you should ask future questions about ActiveRecord.