Hi, I'm having a stupid moment! two tables Jobs and Addresses are joined with jobs_addresses. jobs_addresses has Job_id and Address_id. In console I can query @job.addresses and see the attribute address_id but I can't figure out how to populate an address array (or hash) from that attribute. BTW, the purpose here is to return a list containing job data with address details attached Many Thanks, Eric
on 2005-12-02 00:12
on 2005-12-02 01:09
Not quite clear what you want here, but maybe this will help you clarify. First, has_and_belongs_to_many looks for the joined table names in alphabetical order. Yours are reversed, so make sure you map them: has_and_belongs_to_many :addresses, :join_table => "jobs_addresses" Second, remember you are dealing with a collection, so to deal with each item you can call each and pass a block, or use find() to get the specific item: job.addresses.each do |address| #do something to address end address = job.addesses.find(<id>) #do something to the address Jamie
on 2005-12-02 02:06
Jamie Orchard-Hays wrote: > > >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Rails mailing list >> Rails@lists.rubyonrails.org >> http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/rails Hi Jamie - thanks for the response. What I want to get is a list of jobs containing job_number, job_type, etc. from Jobs. Appended to each of those I want address_1, address_2, suburb, etc. from Addresses. I have the models set to specify the join_table so that's OK (I found the lexical rating thing yesterday) When I query @job.addresses in console I see an address_id equal to 2 which is correct. When I try to get that to return an actual address I run into problems - NoMethodError, etc.. So, I guess I'm asking How do I get to the address table with this information so eadch job will display an address in the list. Thanks again for helping - I guess this is a fundamentally dumb question, but I'm new to both Ruby and Rails and need some help in understanding the relationships Cheers, Eric.