I have something like that: class Commercial < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :announcer has_many :tags, :as=> :taggable end class Announcer < ActiveRecord::Base has_many :commercials has_many :tags, :as=> :taggable end class Tag < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :taggable, :polymorphic => true end with commercials (id,name) announcers(id,name) tags(id,name,taggable_id,taggable_type) now that's not very DRY because I have several tags that repeat themselves for different taggable_type. is there a better way to deal with that? thanx in advance Pat
on 2007-05-03 00:28
on 2007-05-03 04:26
You could turn tags into an intermediate join table on a "tag details" class -- although after typing it out it looks pretty ugly. You don't save that much unless your name column is going to be huge or unless you're going to store more information per tag (e.g. create date, counter caches etc). Schema: tags(id, taggable_id, taggable_type) tag_details(tag_id, name) class Tag < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :taggable, :polymorphic => true has_one :tag_detail, :dependent => :destroy def name tag_detail.name end def name=(v) tag_detail.name = v end def ensure_tag_detail create_tag_detail end after_validation_on_create :ensure_tag_detail end class TagDetail < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :tag end
on 2007-05-03 14:20
ok thanx, I think I'll stay with the first simple polymorphism solution.