I’m just starting out learning. So far, all I’ve done is little test
apps starting from scratch – ie, ones in which rails creates an empty
database, then I make up some classes and views and controllers and
such. Nice system. But what if I have an SQlite database file created
elsewhere: (how) can I import this into ruby “easily”? I have not
tried yet because it just occurred to me that there is an id
field/column in the “native” rails databases. Could I add such a column
and then just copy the db file straight into db/development.sqlite?
I am guessing the easiest way might be to just create an empty db with
all the necessary tables and columns and then write a script to copy the
relevant data in from the existing external db.