I have a database with a central lookup table that links about 5
tables together (the examples below are theoretical, I made them up to
illustrate my point):
CREATE TABLE lookup (patient_id int,doctor_id int,nurse_id int);
CREATE TABLE patients (id int, name varchar2(200));
CREATE TABLE doctors (id int, name varchar2(200));
CREATE TABLE nurses (id int, name varchar2(200));
I can throw a has_and_belongs_to_many :patients in doctors.rb and a
has_and_belongs_to_many :doctors in patients.rb but how do I get
nurses in there?
The lookup table I’m using actually has more than three target tables
that it joins. There’s 5 tables. The ActiveRecord docs say “Associates
two classes via an intermediate join table.” for
has_and_belongs_to_many. How do I associate 5 classes via an
intermediate join table?