Hi! I’m new in Rails and I’ve started my own project this week. I’m
working with Rails 2.0 and REST. I want to define some relationships
but I’m stuck with REST routes and some other things.
My project aims to manage a team of volunteers. I designed three
models, Month, User and Shifts. A Month have many users and many
shifts. A User have many months and many shifts, while a Shift have
one user and one month. I want to define this relationship in some way
to work with this different routes.
/month/1/user/5/shifts/ Show shifts that belongs to month with
id=1 and where user=5
/month/1/user/5/shift/3 Show shift with id=3 that belongs to
month with id=1 and where user=5
/user/2/months Show months that belongs to user
/user/3/month/2 Show month with id=2 that belongs to
user with id=3
/user/4/month/2/shifts Show shifts that belongs to user with
id=4 and where month=2
I thought in this relationship but I can’t understand completely how
this will work.
has_many :months, :through => :shifts
has_many :users, :through => :shifts
I know I’ve to define a middle table to manage this kind of
relationship but I don’t know how. Also I’ve to define nested routes,
but the problem is how, because I want it can work with all this
different routes. Moreover, I want to know how I should modify my
Shifts controller, so when I’ll create a new shift it will be related
to a month an a user. Thanks in advance. I know this is such a general
question, but I would appreciate any kind of help.