when trying to figure out STI i've hit a problem.. in my address.rb file i have the following: class Address < ActiveRecord::Base validates_presence_of :name, :address_1, :city, :state, :zip belongs_to :order end class BillingAddress < Address end class ShippingAddress < Address end now when in the console and i try to access BillingAddress, i get "uninitialized constant" errors, but if i access Address first, BillingAddress loads up fine. i thought all of the models were loaded when the app was started, so why is it not recognizing my sub classes? my other question is what i need to put in my code to make sure that i can access the subclass even if i haven't accessed the parent one first? i'm guess i need to load it somewhere but i don't know where or what syntax to use.
on 2007-07-30 21:08
on 2007-07-30 22:49
This one has bitten me before too. There are a couple of ways around it, but the one that I use is this: Create separate billing_address.rb and shipping_address.rb files in your models directory instead of including them in your address.rb file.