Hellos, I'm kinda stumped, so hopefully someone can help me out. I have a custom_modules table, in which I've defined default modules for a skinnable website I'm designing. Those modules have default values, such as css class, position (left/right) and so on. When a user registers with the site, he gets a fresh new Template object, which has_many :custom_modules. However, these are the "prototype", or virgin objects from my rows in that table. What I want to do is make a copy of those for my newly instantiated template, so the user can safely modify his *own* custom_modules. Any ideas on how to achieve this? thanks a bunch!
on 2007-03-19 23:32
on 2007-03-20 22:07
Ok, after some more researching on the topic, I think I need to use has_many :through. Maybe stuff all the user specified changes in the join model, and keep an link to the original module, and values, using the join itself. I just can't get my head around implementing it. Can anyone spare a minute? :)