Is it possible to make a model always eager load an association, without explicitly specifying it every time? For example: class Article < AR::Base has_one :author end I'm *always* going to need the Author for the Article, so is there a way to set :include => :author by default for find()? I thought about overwriting find() on Article and then just call super() with the :include, but I'm not exactly sure how that would go. Any ideas? Thanks
on 2007-02-17 15:16
on 2007-02-17 17:15
This seems to work: def self.find(*args) options = extract_options_from_args!(args) options[:include] ||= :author super(args.first, options) end Is there an easier way or are there any problems with this approach? Thanks
on 2007-02-17 17:28
If there's already an options[:include] you're going to use it then, right? [That's what the code says.] If you're wanting to append it to any other manual :include, you'll need to convert options[:include] to an array and all. If there's no other possible models to include then you could options[:include] = :author instead. But I'd say you've got it solved already. RSL
on 2007-02-18 05:49
Actually, it's the opposite, if there is an :include defined then it does nothing, this way I can specify :include => nil if I didn't want to eager load (which won't happen, but just in case). That seems to do the job then, thank you.