Automatically populate database fields?

Hello,

I have a table that holds certain places (cities) in them. Is there a
way to pre-populate my database during production with all the cities
I want included? My application relies on pre submitted cities to run
properly. ( I have about 400 of them)

I looked around the internet, and people have been using different
approaches to this problem. I don’t want to get steered wrong, so what
is the best way to do this?

Thank you.

-David Z.

Seeds are the way to go I guess.
See
http://ryandaigle.com/articles/2009/5/13/what-s-new-in-edge-rails-database-seeding
and http://railscasts.com/episodes/179-seed-data.

Sorry for polluting your inboxes : here’s another technique for directly
dumping/loading data from the database (if you’re using mysql).

Arrrgh!!! http://www.agileweboperations.com/seed-data-in-ruby-on-rails

(time to go to bed… :/)

On Wednesday, February 9, 2011 1:47:36 AM UTC+2, Nikos Dimitrakopoulos

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