Hi, In the firm I work, we're disabling table name pluralization because this complies to our standards. So, suppose I have a table client and a table contact_person (which has a client_id). I also have the models Client and ContactPerson for these. In my Client class, I would have : has_many :contact_person and in the ContactPerson class I would have belongs_to :client Is this correct? Or do I need to pluralize has_many :contact_person? Also, how do I get the collection of the ContactPersons associated to a specific Client object? I tried @client.contactPersons and @client.contactPeople, but neither seems to work. I know this is all basic stuff, but I'm still trying to get my head around ruby/rails. Thanks for your time, Sven Magnus
on 2007-03-09 10:28
on 2007-03-09 16:26
In your Client class, you should have has_many :contact_people Be sure to implicitly specify the table names in the Client and ContactPerson models using set_table_name; otherwise, Rails will look for "clients" and "contact_people" in your database. If you already have a collection of contact_people (an array), you could do: client.contact_people = my_collection Rails tends to use underscores instead of camel case. You might want to take a look at the associations documentation in the API - there are good explanations of these concepts there.