This is really bugging me. How can I get a second association to work between 2 tables. I have two models, User and Article. A user has many articles, and an article belongs to one user. Then I have the "current article", which is a the article that the user is currently viewing/editing. I want to track/save this value, so they can come back to the same article if they log out and back in again. The database tables are set up fairly basically, with user_id as a foreign key in the articles table, and current_article_id as a foreign key in the users table. The model associations are defined as follows: class User < ActiveRecord::Base has_many :articles, :order => "name", :dependent => :delete_all belongs_to :current_article, :class_name => "Article", :foreign_key => "current_article_id" end class Article < ActiveRecord::Base class Search < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :user has_one :current_for_user, :class_name =>"User", :foreign_key => "current_article_id" end I simply cannot make the "current_article" association work reliably. Ideally, I want to be able to set the current article manually (when the user selects an existing article to edit or view), and also to set the current_article automatically (when a new article is created). Has anyone managed to get something like this working? If so, PLEASE share the details!
on 2006-01-31 00:05
on 2006-01-31 00:07
Lori Olson wrote: > class Search < ActiveRecord::Base Ignore this line. Cut and paste error.