Attribute alias

Is it possible to use attribute aliases? I got an attribute called
“user_name”, a plugin uses the attribute “login” instead. Can I make
“login” an alias for “user_name”?

Jonas wrote:

Is it possible to use attribute aliases? I got an attribute called
“user_name”, a plugin uses the attribute “login” instead. Can I make
“login” an alias for “user_name”?

def login
self.user_name
end

def login=(login)
self.user_name = login
end


Cheers,

  • Jacob A.

def login
self.user_name
end

def login=(login)
self.user_name = login
end

I’ve done that. But then stuff like “find_by_login” do not work.

I haven’t heard of a way to get the full palette of AR “magic” functions
aliased, sorry.

Ok. I’ve tried to add the method below to the model, but I still get
method_missing exception.

def find_by_login(value)
find_by_user_name value
end

Jonas wrote:

def login
self.user_name
end

def login=(login)
self.user_name = login
end

I’ve done that. But then stuff like “find_by_login” do not work.

I haven’t heard of a way to get the full palette of AR “magic” functions
aliased, sorry.


Cheers,

  • Jacob A.

Hi Jonas,

I think you want the class method so instead of:

  • def find_by_login(value)

you want to say:

  • def self.find_by_login value

Also I wouldn’t use any more magic methods like:

  • find_by_user_name value

instead I would use:

  • find :first, :conditions => [ ‘user_name = ?’, value ]

…but that’s another story… :slight_smile:

Regards
Florian

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