I’ve recently upgraded a rails 3.0.20 app to 4.0.0.beta1 and realize
the serialize function must have changed in between (not sure if related
json security fixes).
In the MySQL database I have for the serialized column:
In rails 3 this would be parsed back as string
(“6695079125_10151776148744126”) while in rails 4 this became integer
(669507912510151776148744126 - with underscore discarded). I notice that
rails 4 such value would be saved quoted as well. This is all fine and
but how do I convert existing values in MySQL in to quoted strings so
rails 4 will be heppy with the data?