One record too many stored, with NULL. Why?

Hi, I have a form, that after submit saves data in 2 different tables.
It works fine, only in the member-table there is an extra record added,
each time the user submits data, with in the rubric_idfield NULL. I
checked the parsed data, and they are fine, no extra anything. Should
be simple but I cannot pinpoint it. Please, if you could spare some


Action =
Combination.transaction do
@members.combination = @combination

add_rubrics =

def add_rubrics(rubrics)
rubrics.items.each do |item|
li = Member.new_rubric(item)
members << li


def self.new_rubric(item)
li =
li.rubric_id =
I’m convinced it has to be here, but I don’t know why it happens.

Could it be that at the point at which this code runs one of the
@rubrics has an item that has not been saved yet (and thus doesn not
have an id) ?


Have you checked by examining all of those objects in the debugger?


Iknow there must be a season for this extra record, and it’s the first
I’ve ever seen this. I even restarted my working sytem a few times (Mac
OSX 4.8; MAMP, Locomotive, Textmate), with no difference. That’s why
I’m so… flabbergasted. (Like that word)

Frederick C. schreef:

Hi Fred, thanks for replying. Unjfortunately, I don’t think that is the
case. The rubrics all come from a predefined list, so there is no
saving involved before @rubrics is created. That is what makes is so
wierd for me.

Frederick C. schreef: