NEWBIE: How come I don't see new database records?


#1

I just inherited a Ruby on Rails web site. I don’t know anything about
this topic (I do VB.NET normally). I’m so confused that I’m about to
either throw my laptop out the window or throw myself out the window…

I connected to MySQL Query Browser and added a record using an INSERT
command. But then on the web site, I don’t see the new record anywhere.

And vice versa… I add a record into the web site’s CMS program but
then I don’t see it anywhere in MySQL.

I don’t know anything about Ruby on Rails apps. Do I need to compile it
before seeing changes? or run some sort of deployment utility?

Any help would be very helpful…

Tom


#2

Look in your config/database.yml file to see how your databases are
configured.

You should be in production mode on your server. I’m guessing you are
looking at the wrong db.


#3

Ben, Thanks for the reply. Do you know how I can toggle to “production
mode”? I see 3 databases in the database.yml file (development, test,
production).

Thanks for your help.

Tom