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a piece of ruby that wants to help using "rails generate scaffold" with an existent database

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Schema to Scaffold

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This Gem shall generate rails commands strings based on a rails database schema you already have.
Generated string commands available are:
rails generate scaffold <model_name> <field[:type]>
rails generate factory_girl:model <ModelName> <field[:type]>

Important: This gem will not run code for you. It will only generate a string for you to copy and paste

Use your schema.rb file from <rails_app>/db or generated with rake db:schema:dump You can rename schema.rb to schema_your_fav_name.rb that I will find it too. This will prevent schema.rb from being overwritten when one run rake db:migrate.

SchemaToScaffold will generate rails scaffolding scripts by table like this:

rails g scaffold users fname:string lname:string bdate:date email:string encrypted_password:string

It's possible to generate scripts for all your tables at once. Just choose '*' when choosing the table.


Assuming that you have rubygems-bundler installed, just type:

gem install schema_to_scaffold


Just type:

scaffold [options]

    -h          Displays help.
-p <path>       It specifies a search path or a path to a file 
                ex: -p /user/path  or  /path/to/your/schema.rb
-c              Works only on linux. Will copy the script copied to your clipboard.
                You will need to have xclip installed(see below).

To install xclip

sudo apt-get install xclip


Want to contribute? Great!
  1. Fork it.
  2. Create a branch (git checkout -b my_schema_to_scaffold)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am "Added great stuff")
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my_schema_to_scaffold)
  5. Open a Pull Request
  6. That's all!!


If you want to collaborate send me an email please. 
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