Belongs_to loop?


#1

Hi all,

I’m having two tables: contacts (belongs_to) company details. The
problem is
this. In the company table I have a field “pid” (parent id). Which
relates a
company (being a possible subsidiary) to it’s parent e.g. a bigger
enterprise. Does the belongs_to work when related to the same model
(table).

The relation is upwards only for now. I don’t want to see all
subsidiaries of
an enterprise (yet). Do I need a seperate table to establisch this link
properly in my data scheme?

Thanx (again)

Gerard


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#2

Gerard wrote:

properly in my data scheme?

Thanx (again)

Gerard

Hmm … it’s seem to be a composite pattern for me. Check the key word,
“act_as_tree” in Rails, it’s should be the solution for you.

Tom