by Manic http://tech.manic.tw
gem install extra_attributes
Create the migration for your model
create_table :people do |t| t.text :extra_data # Name this column whatever you like just *make sure* it is a TEXT field .... end
Configure extra_attributes in you config/application.rb
require File.expand_path('../boot', __FILE__) require 'rails/all' require 'extra_attribute' # Add this line to enable
Configure extra_attributes in your model
class Person < ActiveRecord::Base include ExtraAttribute extra_attributes :extra_data, [:name, :nickname] # This sets up the column for your custom attributes end
Set and Get custom attributes as if they were a normal attribute on your model
person = Person.new person.name = 'Joe' person.nickname = 'Joey' person.name ~> 'Joe' person.nickname ~> 'Joey' person = Person.new :name => 'Joe' person.save! person.name ~> 'Joe'
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