Can I export db data to fixtures?


#1

Hi Guys,

Is there any way to export db data to fixtures files?

(like the reverse of “rake db:fixtures:load”)

Thanks,
Arthur


#2

Yeah there are a few plugins to do that. There’s one called
ar_fixtures that should work just fine. I don’t know if it’s
supported any more but I know it still works fine.

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 8:14 PM, Arthur C.


#3

Brian H. wrote:

Yeah there are a few plugins to do that. There’s one called
ar_fixtures that should work just fine. I don’t know if it’s
supported any more but I know it still works fine.

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 8:14 PM, Arthur C.

Thanks Brian, it seems to be what I want. :slight_smile:


#4

I’m curious as to what you are using this for.

On Dec 2, 1:00 am, Arthur C. removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#5

Bobnation wrote:

I’m curious as to what you are using this for.

On Dec 2, 1:00�am, Arthur C. removed_email_address@domain.invalid

It is difficult to handle the data with relationships between different
tables. So, it is better to start the creation of fixtures from using
existing data.

Also, it is useful for us to generate demo site.


#6

I just modified the plugin (the ar_fixtures.rake file) to allow output
all tables:

# arthur: if "rake db:data:dump MODEL=ALL" then load the following models # put all your tables need to export here all_modelsS = ['Album', 'Asset',... 'UserContact', 'UserInfo', 'User']

def env_or_raise(var_name, human_name)
if ENV[var_name].blank?
raise “No #{var_name} value given. Set #{var_name}=#{human_name}”

arthur: allow the ALL input

elsif var_name == ‘MODEL’ && ENV[var_name] == ‘ALL’
return all_models
else
return ENV[var_name]
end
#else

return ENV[var_name]

#end
end

arthur: check if all model is needed

def all_models

return all_modelsS if ENV[‘MODEL’] == ‘ALL’
input = env_or_raise(‘MODEL’, ‘ModelName’)
return [input]
end

def model_or_raise

return env_or_raise(‘MODEL’, ‘ModelName’)
end

def limit_or_nil_string
ENV[‘LIMIT’].blank? ? ‘nil’ : ENV[‘LIMIT’]
end

namespace :db do
namespace :fixtures do
desc “Dump data to the test/fixtures/ directory. Use MODEL=ModelName
and LIMIT (optional)”
task :dump => :environment do
# arthur, allow all models input
all_models.each do | model|
eval “#{model}.to_fixture(#{limit_or_nil_string})”
end
# eval “#{model_or_raise}.to_fixture(#{limit_or_nil_string})”
end
end

namespace :data do
desc “Dump data to the db/ directory. Use MODEL=ModelName and LIMIT
(optional)”
task :dump => :environment do
# arthur, allow all models input
all_models.each do | model|
eval “#{model}.dump_to_file(nil, #{limit_or_nil_string})”
puts “#{model} has been dumped to the db folder.”
end
end

desc "Load data from the db/ directory. Use MODEL=ModelName"
task :load => :environment do
  # arthur, allow all models input
   all_models.each do | model|
    eval "#{model}.load_from_file"
  end
  #eval "#{model_or_raise}.load_from_file"
end

end
end