Finding the rhyme for has_many :through


#1

Hi all,

I am NOT a person with English as my mother language and I haven’t been
programming long enough to be natural in these kind of things. And if
that isn’t bad enough, I am a newbie on Rails too… So please
enligthen.

I am trying to build a simple tool for my shop. I have many products
that I sell in my shop and of course I have many suppliers for the
products. Thus to express the relationship between products and
suppliers, I think I have to create a join model. Beside the product_id
and supplier_id the join model will also note the purchase_date, the
quantity, and the price. Am I right till this point? The question is,
what shall I name the join model? Please remember that I don’t use
English daily.

I am looking for a word that rhyme. Rails Recipes book gives a very nice
example. Magazines has many readers through subscriptions. Readers has
many magazines through subscriptions. It clicks! It rhymes! Now… what
shall I name my join model?

Thank you,
John


#2

On 5/3/06, John I. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

what shall I name the join model? Please remember that I don’t use
English daily.

I am looking for a word that rhyme. Rails Recipes book gives a very nice
example. Magazines has many readers through subscriptions. Readers has
many magazines through subscriptions. It clicks! It rhymes! Now… what
shall I name my join model?

“Rhyme” probably isn’t what you mean. The “It clicks!” part makes sense
though.

Personally, given your description, I’d go with “Purchase”. It’s a
noun and a verb in English. “I purchase food at the store.” “I went
home from the store with my purchase.”

“Order” is also commonly used in these situations.

– James


#3

On May 3, 2006, at 11:49 AM, James L. wrote:

“Rhyme” probably isn’t what you mean. The “It clicks!” part makes
sense though.

Personally, given your description, I’d go with “Purchase”. It’s a
noun and a verb in English. “I purchase food at the store.” “I went
home from the store with my purchase.”

“Order” is also commonly used in these situations.

I think I’d probably go with Purchase, although I was also thinking
about “Restocking”, since it could be a bit more descriptive of the
kind of transaction you are having with your supplier, where a
Purchase is also something your customers make, from the products you
have in stock…

-Brian


#4

James L. wrote:

“Rhyme” probably isn’t what you mean. The “It clicks!” part makes sense
though.

Ah… thank you…

Personally, given your description, I’d go with “Purchase”. It’s a
noun and a verb in English. “I purchase food at the store.” “I went
home from the store with my purchase.”

A product has many suppliers through purchase. A supplier has many
products through purchase.

Doesn’t it still sound awkward?

“Order” is also commonly used in these situations.

Order is probably a better fit. However… I am planning to use order
for product-order-customer. Maybe I can use purchase_orders and
sales_orders.

– James

Thanks a bunch James! Really appreciate it.
John.


#5

On 5/3/06, John I. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

A product has many suppliers through purchase. A supplier has many
products through purchase.

Doesn’t it still sound awkward?

“Order” is also commonly used in these situations.

Order is probably a better fit. However… I am planning to use order
for product-order-customer. Maybe I can use purchase_orders and
sales_orders.

What about:
“A product has many suppliers through fulfillments”
“A supplier has many products through fulfillments”
?


#6

Wilson B. wrote:

What about:
“A product has many suppliers through fulfillments”
“A supplier has many products through fulfillments”
?

Thanks! You guys really help a lot.

John