Just in case it saves someone else the several hours of insanity I just went through, update_attributes will not save unless the model validations are satisfied, but update_attribute (the singular form) will save the attribute to the database even if the model validations would fail! This appears to be a feature, not a bug (http://api.rubyonrails.com/classes/ActiveRecord/Base.html) although it is not mentioned in Agile Web Dev with Rails (page 221). Regards, Victor Grey
on 2006-01-17 17:16
on 2006-01-17 17:28
Wow, that is odd, you would think it would work the same as update_attributes. Or it least there would be a update_attribute(name,value,validate) where validate is a boolean.
on 2006-01-17 17:31
On 1/17/06, Paul Barry <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Wow, that is odd, you would think it would work the same as > update_attributes. Or it least there would be a > update_attribute(name,value,validate) where validate is a > boolean. It was made specifically for updating things such as boolean fields. If you want to update more fields without validation, you can do this: @foo.attributes = params[:foo] @foo.save(false) -- rick http://techno-weenie.net