Hi, I don't understand something about the types of the fields/attributes of rails models. In one of my models, InvestmentAdmittanceTransaction, I have a field called client_new_participations. It's a numeric value (I validate it with validates_numericality_of, and it's a numeric value in postgresql). In the validate method of the model, the attribute is a string. In another model, InvestmentProcurementTransaction, I have a field called fund_cash_payment. It's identical to the above one in type, i.e. a numeric. But, when using it in the validate method, it's a BigDecimal. Why are those fields different types in each model, even though the situation is exactly the same?
on 2007-06-06 15:36