Is there an activerecord method like "FIND EXISTING OR CREATE NEW IF NONE FOUND"?


#1

Just wondering if rails has a method to look for an existing record and
return it, but if it’s not existing then create a new record. (i.e.
“FIND
EXISTING OR CREATE NEW IF NONE FOUND”?)

Then when finished updating one could use the existing “save” method
which
caters for either a new or updated record already

Thanks


#2

Yes, look at dynamic attribute based finders in the activercord docs.
http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActiveRecord/Base.html.

Chris

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 7:39 PM, Greg H. <


#3

arr thanks - I thought I’d seen them somewhere - I’d been looking
through
the method names (c.f. content of the doc)