YAML model initializations


#1

Hi everybody,

Is there a way in Rails to create Active Record model objects from YAML
just
like you can with XML?

-Tiffani A.B.


#2

On 1/15/07, Tiffani Ashley B. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi everybody,

Is there a way in Rails to create Active Record model objects from YAML just
like you can with XML?

-Tiffani A.B.

Foo.new(YAML.load(@yaml_data))

http://ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/yaml/rdoc/index.html


Rick O.
http://weblog.techno-weenie.net
http://mephistoblog.com


#3

Rick O. wrote:

Foo.new(YAML.load(@yaml_data))

This is my chance to ask about something I’ve wondered about: when I
write test fixture /yml files, I include the id value for each record.
But normally the id is supposed to be an auto-increment integer column.

So how does the fixture loading code allow the fixture data to supply
the id? In other words, how does it override this behavior and assign
the id manually?

Thanks
Jeff


#4

On 1/15/07, Jeff removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

the id? In other words, how does it override this behavior and assign
the id manually?

It doesn’t use AR, it just inserts into the DB.

Exhibit A:
http://dev.rubyonrails.org/browser/trunk/activerecord/lib/active_record/fixtures.rb#L286


Rick O.
http://weblog.techno-weenie.net
http://mephistoblog.com