Adding automatic conditions to find method


#1

Hello,

Is there a way to add automatic condition to all active record find
methods?

I have an attribute in all my tables something like “effective_end_date”
so that I don’t delete records but I keep them by setting
effective_end_date so I want to put condition is all my find queries
effective_end_date Is null or effective_end_date > Time.now. I don’t
want to type this for every single query so I was wondering if it’s
possible to automate it.

Thanks,

Tam


#2

On 27 Mar., 07:20, Tam K. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

possible to automate it.
Yes, you can use default_scope:
http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActiveRecord/Base.html#M002258
It supports the same options as the find methods.


Best regards,
David K.
http://twitter.com/rubyguy


#3

Thanks David…this is defenitaly the best solution but I realised that
it needs rails 2.3.2 which I’m currently not using! I will try to
upgrade but I’m worried I have to change lots of things. Do you know a
way to do it in previous versions of rails?
Thanks,
Tam