Help with hmabt relationships


#1

hey,

I want to have this table structure with users and groups
A user can be in more than 1 group and a group has more than 1 user.

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
has_many_and_belongs_to :groups
end

class Group < ActiveRecord::Base
has_many_and_belongs_to :users
end

I was wondering if i can do this
for group in user.groups
…do stuff
end
-AND-
for user in group.users
…do stuff
end

I need both loops, can i do that, or do i need another structure…

Thanks in advance
Nick


#2

Yes you can do that fine. However, you may be missing a conceptual
model like “memberships”. Not sure if you are using edge_rails but you
could have a user belong to a group through a membership. The groups
may contain users through their memberships. In this way you could
also capture other information (for example, most recent member, most
active member etc.) that might fall through silently in a typical
HABTM.

On 1/23/06, Brutyn N. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

has_many_and_belongs_to :users