Say I have the following three tables:
I’ve made a model for each of them: Dog, Cat and Recipie.
Now I want to create a model, Cookoff, that will contain arrays of
Dog, Cat and Recipie objects. There is no associated database table
for Cookoff because it’s merely a container for a specific request,
not an actual data item.
My users will submit a form with the following data:
A Cookoff instance will be created, with the following parameters:
- a Dog model object with data from the dogs table where id=dog_id
- a Cat model object with data from the cats table where id=cat_id
- a Recipe model object with data from the recipies table where the
recipie_text contains Dog.name or Cat.name
The Cookoff instance would then be available for such things as:
What would model/cookoff.rb look like?
I’m still getting started in both Ruby and Rails, so I hope I have
been clear in my question.
Thank you again for the help!