No apologies for the punny title!
Anyway, here’s the thing. I know what I want to do but not sure of the
right way to model it.
So far I have this in place.
Name.given Name.gender Name.user_id
So basically a User has a list of names that they manage some male and
Now what I’d like to do is this in plain English. I want to allow
registered users to be able to comment on each others name lists,
importantly not the individual names the lists of the names.
So I’ve worked out I need a Comment model and a User should have_many
Comments, so a comment needs a Body and a user_id - thing is the comment
belongs_to a User and it belongs_to other users… not sure if this
makes sense… can anyone deconfuse me ?
Hey Bingo Bob.
It isn’t EXACTLy what you want, but both should lead you down a better
with associations etc., Hope that helps. Good Luck
On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 10:55 AM, bingo bob [email protected]
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Thanks Kisha - the links are useful, I was aware of them both by despite
having a crack at this in the console (I find that’s a great place to
try stuff out and experiment I can’t get there).
Here’s another way of looking at it, the output/result I need.
Given the schema above I need the result of the query/scope/find_all_by
to look something like this.
If we’ve got records like
I need a method to return all this (I guess as an array of hashes so I
can access the attributes?).
Rod (3, male)
Freddy (2, male)
Jane (1, female)
Mary (1, female)
So that’s unique and with this order…
- By occurences (most common first)
- By name in alpha order
I need access to the name and gender attributes as well as the count
(which clearly is not an attribute).
The end game is so that I can easily query my data sets and work out the
10 most popular names across the users.
At a later date I’d also love to be able to move on from this and find
stuff that’s “trending”, for example what’s changing position the most
in a given time period or what’s most popular this week, last week, last
month, last year. All that stuff and variants thereof.
What’s blocking me most is whether I should build small methods/scopes
and chain them together OR one large “do it all in one go” method/scope.
Not to mention how to write it.
Most grateful for any insight.