Recursive Tables + a single table inheritance Q


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Hi, what is the RoR way of handling a recursive table? I’m a little
confused how to set this up in the model.

My example is the employee table. Employees holds a list of employees,
and a recursive link to itself to show org structure.

Employees

id (pk)
name
type – this is for single table inheritance… ie supervisor, manager,
minion
employee_id – (fk’s to employees.id) this is the id of the employee’s
boss

Also, I’m setting this up using single table inheritance. If I wanted a
different view for each “type” would I set up a completely different
View? Could I use a different layout for each?