Custom counter_cache functionality that supports conditions and multiple models.
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Custom Counter Cache

This is a simple approach to creating a custom counter cache in Rails that can be used across multiple models.

Installation

Add the following to your Gemfile:

gem 'custom_counter_cache'

Example

Class with counter cache

This is the block that will be used to calculate the value for the counter cache. It will be called by other models through their association via an after_save or after_destroy callback.

include CustomCounterCache::Model
define_counter_cache :articles_count do |user|
  user.articles.where(state: 'published').count
end

Class with callbacks

This will define the after_create, after_update and after_destroy callbacks. An :if option can be provided to limit when these callbacks get triggered.

include CustomCounterCache::Model
update_counter_cache :user, :articles_count, if: -> (article) { article.state_changed? }

These callbacks can be added to any number of models that might need to change the counter cache.

Counter Cache

To store the counter cache you need to create a column for the model with the counter cache (example: articles_count).

If you would like to store all of your counter caches in a single table, you can use this migration:

create_table :counters do |t|
  t.references :countable, polymorphic: true
  t.string :key, null: false
  t.integer :value, null: false, default: 0
  t.timestamps
end
add_index :counters, [ :countable_id, :countable_type, :key ], unique: true

Here is the example model to go with:

class Counter < ActiveRecord::Base
  belongs_to :countable, polymorphic: true
  validates :countable, presence: true
end

If you would like to store your counter cache in an existing table, you can use this migration:

def change
  add_column :users, :articles_count, :integer, default: 0, null: false
end

To backfill your counters, run something like this either in a migration or in the console:

User.select(:id).find_each(batch_size: 100) { |u| u.update_articles_count }