Dynamically create methods for acessing AR objectes with one column value that equals to generated method name.
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code_methods

DESCRIPTION:

Generate class methods based on table contents

Use when you want to have easy access to some dictionary
that is stored in database via generated methods.

FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

  • One line of code required to enable this feature

  • Possible to change column based on which methods are generated (default: 'code')

SYNOPSIS:

class PaymentType < ActiveRecord::Base
  include CodeMethods.based_on(:code)
end

Result:

If your payment_types database table has column named 'code' and is populated with
three records whose codes are: 'ADJUSTMENT', 'MONTHLY_FEE' and 'PENALTY' then
such methods will be generated

PaymentType.ADJUSTMENT
PaymentType.MONTHLY_FEE
PaymentType.PENALTY

Calling method PaymentType.PENALTY is equal to calling
PaymentType.find_by_code('PENALTY')

REQUIREMENTS:

  • active_record

INSTALL:

  • gem sources -a gems.github.com (you only have to do this once)

  • sudo gem install paneq-code_methods

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2009 Robert Pankowecki

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.