I'm putting together a Rails application that will display information from an existing database. The database has a "job" table that contains a "type" column. I've successfully overridden the names of the table and the name of the inheritance column by adding def self.table_name() 'job' end Job.inheritance_column ='ruby_type' to the job model, but then I'm unable to access the type field using the same "<td><%= job.type %></td>" construct that works for all the other fields in the .rhtml file. This always yields a value of "Job". I have to imagine that there's a simple way to gain access to the value of the type column of the table, but nothing that I've tried so far has worked. If anyone has the magic incantation to do this I'd appreciate hearing about it. -- John Kodis.
on 2005-12-21 01:40