Best way to display recently changed objects?

I’m trying to create a list of recently changed objects…

but…

@events = Event.find :all, :limit => 2, :order => ‘updated_at desc’
@videos = Video.find :all, :limit => 2, :order => ‘updated_at desc’
@recently = [@events, @videos].sort_by(&:updated_at).reverse

gives a…

undefined method `updated_at’ for #Array:0x24ecf30

Any ideas of best practice for this type of thing?

On 17 Aug 2008, at 22:28, kevin evans wrote:

undefined method `updated_at’ for #Array:0x24ecf30

that’s because the elements of the array you are sorting are the 2
arrays you fetched previously

You want something like

(@events + @videos).sort_by(&:updated_at).reverse

Fred

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 12:13 AM, Xavier N. [email protected] wrote:

def recent

def self.recent

Thanks, that works great.

On Aug 17, 10:58 pm, Frederick C. [email protected]

On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 11:28 PM, kevin evans [email protected] wrote:

I’m trying to create a list of recently changed objects…

but…

@events = Event.find :all, :limit => 2, :order => ‘updated_at desc’
@videos = Video.find :all, :limit => 2, :order => ‘updated_at desc’
@recently = [@events, @videos].sort_by(&:updated_at).reverse

Fred already explained the problem.

Let me add a remark: that code looks like something that belongs to
some controller. If that’s the case, in a controller finds like those
are better encapsulated in the models, using named_scope in recent
Rails, or a regular method in previous ones:

class Event

def recent
find :all, :limit => 2, :order => ‘updated_at desc’
end
end

so that the controller just says:

@recently = (Event.recent +
Videos.recent).sort_by(&:updated_at).reverse

– fxn

Thanks, yes, you are right.

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