Db connection within several applications (mountable engine)

Hi @ all,

we are developing an application consisting of several components. these
components will be connected inside a mountable engine. our component
has to interact with another component and we would like to connect two
of the database tables with a has_many and belongs_to relation.

more details:

lets assume we have only two apps inside this mountable engine:
festivalmanagement and usermanagement

inside the festivalmanagement exist a model ticket and we have the
relation, that each user can have many tickets and each ticket belongs
to one user. the ticket is a model of the festivalmanagement

what we would like to do is getting informations about the user by doing
something like

id = @ticket.user.id
name = ticket.user.name
and so on…

so we want to have a direkt possibility to ask for the attributes of a
user, which is not part of our app.

of course we can do a select statement by using the user id of a ticket
(the user id is part of the database table tickets),
but we thought that there should exist a more beautiful possibility.

is it enough just to add
has_many tickets
to the user model and
belongs_to user
to the ticket model?

hope someone can help me.

kind regards
bernhard

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