This gem provides the railtie that allows sequel to hook into rails3 and thus behave like a rails framework component. Just like activerecord does in rails, sequel-rails uses the railtie API to hook into rails. The two are actually hooked into rails almost identically.
The code for this gem was initially taken from the excellent dm-rails project.
Since January 2013, we've became the official maintainers of the gem after brasten proposed us.
Using sequel with rails3 requires a couple minor changes.
First, add the following to your Gemfile (after the
# depending on you database gem "pg" # for PostgreSQL gem "mysql2" # for MySQL gem "sqlite3" # for Sqlite gem "sequel-rails"
... be sure to run "bundle install" if needed!
Secondly, you'll need to require the different Rails components separately in your
config/application.rb file, and not require
ActiveRecord. The top of your
config/application.rb will probably look something like:
# require 'rails/all' # Instead of 'rails/all', require these: require "action_controller/railtie" # require "active_record/railtie" require "action_mailer/railtie" require "sprockets/railtie"
After those changes, you should be good to go!
Available sequel specific rake tasks
To get a list of all available rake tasks in your rails3 app, issue the usual in you app's root directory:
or if you don't have hooks in place to run commands with bundle by default:
bundle exec rake -T
Once you do that, you will see the following rake tasks among others. These are the ones that sequel-rails added or replaced:
rake db:create[env] # Create the database defined in config/database.yml for the current Rails.env rake db:create:all # Create all the local databases defined in config/database.yml rake db:drop[env] # Create the database defined in config/database.yml for the current Rails.env rake db:drop:all # Drops all the local databases defined in config/database.yml rake db:force_close_open_connections # Forcibly close any open connections to the test database rake db:forward # Pushes the schema to the next version. Specify the number of steps with STEP=n rake db:migrate # Migrate the database to the latest version rake db:migrate:down # Runs the "down" for a given migration VERSION. rake db:migrate:redo # Rollbacks the database one migration and re migrate up. rake db:migrate:reset # Resets your database using your migrations for the current environment rake db:migrate:up # Runs the "up" for a given migration VERSION. rake db:reset # Drops and recreates the database from db/schema.rb for the current environment and loads the seeds. rake db:rollback # Rollbacks the database one migration and re migrate up. If you want to rollback more than one step, define STEP=x. Target specific version with VERSION=x. rake db:schema:dump # Create a db/schema.rb file that can be portably used against any DB supported by Sequel rake db:schema:load # Load a schema.rb file into the database rake db:seed # Load the seed data from db/seeds.rb rake db:setup # Create the database, load the schema, and initialize with the seed data rake db:test:prepare # Prepare test database (ensure all migrations ran, drop and re-create database then load schema). This task can be run in the same invocation as other task (eg: rake db:migrate db:test:prepare).
Note on Patches/Pull Requests
- Fork the project.
- Make your feature addition or bug fix.
- Add specs for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
- Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
- Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
The sequel-rails team
- Jonathan Tron (JonathanTron) - Current maintainer
- Joseph Halter (JosephHalter) - Current maintainer
- Brasten Sager (brasten) - Project creator
Improvements has been made by those awesome contributors:
- Benjamin Atkin (benatkin)
- Gabor Ratky (rgabo)
- Joshua Hansen (binarypaladin)
- Arron Washington (radicaled)
The dm-rails team wrote most of the original code, I just sequel-ized it, but since then most of it as been either adapter or rewritten.
Copyright (c) 2010-2013 The sequel-rails team. See LICENSE for details.