Model from DB generator


#1

Hello all,

Does a generator exist to generate the ActiveRecord model from the
database?
I wouldn’t mind if it generated parent-child relations always as
has_many - belongs_to.

The scenario in my case is a database of about 180 legacy tables,
with a pattern that the foreign keys use (_OID).
These I’d like to wrap in the model as easily as possible without
having to type it in all myself, lazy bum that I am g

Cheers and thanks in advance for any hints and pointers,
Florian


#2

Cheers and thanks in advance for any hints and pointers,
In situations like this I have often used a spreadsheet to “write” the
code. Just use some complicated function to concat a bunch of
repetative strings together inserting the name of the table where
necessary. Voila instant results. Similar results are possible using
SQL and of course some ruby/perl scripting

Ed W