What happened to my increment_counter method?


#1

this used to work for me. i started re-writing my little app and now
it doesn’t work.

here’s my models:
class Company < ActiveRecord::Base
has_many :people
end
class Person < ActiveRecord::Base
belongs_to :Company, :counter_cache => true
end

then i go into my console and say:
c = Company.find(:first)
c.increment_counter

and its all like “waaaaaaH”
NoMethodError: undefined method increment_counter' for #<Company: 0x259e3b0> from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.14.2/ lib/active_record/base.rb:1792:inmethod_missing’
from (irb):8

if i type:
Company.inc and then hit tab, .increment_counter shows up.

i’m confused.
Rails 1.1.2
i do have a people_count column in my company table

zuh?


#2

Quoting travis laduke removed_email_address@domain.invalid:

then i go into my console and say:
c = Company.find(:first)
c.increment_counter

You have to say which counter! A class can have more than one. But,
that is probably a bad idea. You should use the proper Rails idiom
and let the code handle it:

c = Company.find(:first)
c.people.create(…

Jeffrey