Legacy Database

How does one (a complete newbie) model and scafford an legacy database
remotely. The tables appear to be in the correct form of pural names and
the connection is correct

any help would be greatfully

Not being a huge expert myself, here’s what I would do:

  1. Setup model files (by hand for each table) app/model/table.rb
  2. Set any naming exceptions in each model file (if columns are not
    well named for example)
  3. Setup your database config to point to your remote database

Now you can generate scaffolds to deal with it. I’d just loadup the
console (script/console) first, and do some test queries to see if you
can connect. Eg:


> Table.find(:first)