I love this group b/c there are so many clever people here. Ara -
you’re definitely getting me close.
I’ll open the bag a little at the expense of brevity so you can see
what I’m trying to accomplish. I’m using Rails v1.2.2, and in
particular ActiveRecord 1.15.2.
In the course of a data operation, I have a series of active record
instance1ofclass1, instance2ofclass1, instance1ofclass2,
For any given activerecord class for the above list (let’s use an
example table called “property”) there is an identical table (less the
primary key) called “property_versions”
I would like to be able to create a new instance of the activerecord
model but using a new table name - changing the table_name is handled
as a class method “set_table_name(new_name)”
So I could say:
#==> assumes we have a “property” instance available…
orig_table = Property.table_name
prop_versions = Property.new(property.attributes)
But this doesn’t seem threadsafe - I could block the whole operation
but (at the time) it seemed cleaner and simpler to just modify the
instance of the class rather than the whole parent class.
I may just be an idiot and there’s a way easier way to handle this. But
this was supposed to be a quick little function. Isn’t working out like
Thanks again for any insight,