Currency exchange dynamic data

Hi Folks,
i want to add a table with some currecny exchange values that i have to
update 2-3 times a day.
the problem is i have to update the file and restart the webserver to
have the change taking effect .

Is there another way to do it on a simple file without having to restart
the webserver ?

any ideas suggetion are welcome.

thanks

Use database to save currency exchange. then you dont need to restart
server.
Or when currency file updated reload it, its looks like you loading it
in environment.rb, use same loader when you update currencies.

On 5 March 2011 03:47, korssane korssane [email protected] wrote:

Hi Folks,
i want to add a table with some currecny exchange values that i have to
update 2-3 times a day.

Do you mean a table on a web page or a table in the database?

the problem is i have to update the file and restart the webserver to
have the change taking effect .

I presume from this that you mean the data is in a file.

Is there another way to do it on a simple file without having to restart
the webserver ?

One solution is to put the currency data in a table in the database.
Write a rake task to read from the file and update the db and run this
when the file changes. You could just put the update code in
db/seeds.rb and then run rake db:seed (which runs seeds.rb).

Colin

Colin L. wrote in post #985599:

On 5 March 2011 03:47, korssane korssane [email protected] wrote:

Hi Folks,
i want to add a table with some currecny exchange values that i have to
update 2-3 times a day.

Do you mean a table on a web page or a table in the database?

the problem is i have to update the file and restart the webserver to
have the change taking effect .

I presume from this that you mean the data is in a file.

Is there another way to do it on a simple file without having to restart
the webserver ?

One solution is to put the currency data in a table in the database.
Write a rake task to read from the file and update the db and run this
when the file changes. You could just put the update code in
db/seeds.rb and then run rake db:seed (which runs seeds.rb).

Colin

thanks Colin for the logical suggestion, however i am new in RoR. do you
have any tutos/video on how to proceed with tables and write rake task /
tuto on hw to use seeds.rb?

thanks

On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 9:47 PM, korssane korssane
[email protected]wrote:

Hi Folks,
i want to add a table with some currecny exchange values that i have to
update 2-3 times a day.

the problem is i have to update the file and restart the webserver to

have the change taking effect .

Is there another way to do it on a simple file without having to restart
the webserver ?

If you are updating a table and rendering to a dynamic page you should
not
have to restart the webserver. Otherwise you should provide specific
details
of what you are trying to do and why specifically you have to restart
the
webserver.

On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 10:22 AM, David K.
[email protected]wrote:

Is there another way to do it on a simple file without having to restart
the webserver ?

Sorry… did not see all the responses, maybe I am going insane or does
gmail sometime not show the thread responses sometimes.

On 5 March 2011 12:10, korssane korssane [email protected] wrote:

Colin

thanks Colin for the logical suggestion, however i am new in RoR. do you
have any tutos/video on how to proceed with tables and write rake task /
tuto on hw to use seeds.rb?

railstutorial.org is a good free to use online tutorial. Forget about
your current project and work right through the tutorial to get the
hang of what it is all about. railsforzombies.org looks fun but I
have not tried it.
Also see the Rails Guides.
seeds.rb is just a file that is executed when you run rake db:seed.

Colin

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