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SeedBox

Provides omnipotent seeds for rails.

Enhances the standard rails seeds and the rake tasks with helper methods to enable omnipotent and easier maintenance of seeds.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'seed_box'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install seed_box

Usage

Seed helpers

You can use the helper methods directly in your seeds.rb.

  • seed(model, find_or_create_by, update_with = {})

    Finds the model record by the attributes provided by find_or_create_by or creates a new record if it doesn't exist yet. The attributes provided by update_with are updated in any case.

  • seed_once(model, find_or_create_by, create_with = {})

    Finds the model record by the attributes provided by find_or_create_by or creates a new record if it doesn't exist yet. The attributes provided by create_with are only applied the first time, when the record gets created.

  • seed_file(name)

    Seeds a file, whereas the name is the file name. The path root is Rails.root.join('db/seeds').

Example:

seed User, { email: 'job@bluth.com' }, {
  first_name: 'Gob',
  last_name: 'Bluth',
  avatar: seed_file('gob.jpg')
}

Development / Production seeds

This gem also provides a separation between development and production seeds. Usually the production seeds are a subset of the development seeds.

Additionally to the standard rails rake task db:seed there is db:seed:production which loads the seeds from the file db/seeds.production.rb if it exists.

The rake task db:seed loads the seeds from db/seeds.production.rb if it exists as well.

The following list summarizes the different seeds:

  • rake db:seed

    loads db/seeds.production.rb (if it exists) and db/seeds.rb

  • rake db:seed:production

    loads db/seeds.production.rb (if it exists)

Development

After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/panter/seed_box.

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