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Stubs out a new model. Pass the model name, either CamelCased or
under_scored, and an optional list of attribute pairs as arguments.
Attribute pairs are field:type arguments specifying the
model's attributes. Timestamps are added by default, so you don't have to
specify them by hand as 'created_at:datetime updated_at:datetime'.
As a special case, specifying 'password:digest' will generate a
password_digest field of string type, and configure your generated model and
tests for use with Active Model has_secure_password (assuming the default ORM
and test framework are being used).
You don't have to think up every attribute up front, but it helps to
sketch out a few so you can start working with the model immediately.
This generator invokes your configured ORM and test framework, which
defaults to Active Record and TestUnit.
Finally, if --parent option is given, it's used as superclass of the
created model. This allows you create Single Table Inheritance models.
If you pass a namespaced model name (e.g. admin/account or Admin::Account)
then the generator will create a module with a table_name_prefix method
to prefix the model's table name with the module name (e.g. admin_accounts)
Available field types:
Just after the field name you can specify a type like text or boolean.
It will generate the column with the associated SQL type. For instance:
`rails generate model post title:string body:text`
will generate a title column with a varchar type and a body column with a text
type. If no type is specified the string type will be used by default.
You can use the following types:
You can also consider `references` as a kind of type. For instance, if you run:
`rails generate model photo title:string album:references`
It will generate an `album_id` column. You should generate these kinds of fields when
you will use a `belongs_to` association, for instance. `references` also supports
polymorphism, you can enable polymorphism like this:
`rails generate model product supplier:references{polymorphic}`
For integer, string, text and binary fields, an integer in curly braces will
be set as the limit:
`rails generate model user pseudo:string{30}`
For decimal, two integers separated by a comma in curly braces will be used
for precision and scale:
`rails generate model product 'price:decimal{10,2}'`
You can add a `:uniq` or `:index` suffix for unique or standard indexes
`rails generate model user pseudo:string:uniq`
`rails generate model user pseudo:string:index`
You can combine any single curly brace option with the index options:
`rails generate model user username:string{30}:uniq`
`rails generate model product supplier:references{polymorphic}:index`
If you require a `password_digest` string column for use with
has_secure_password, you can specify `password:digest`:
`rails generate model user password:digest`
If you require a `token` string column for use with
has_secure_token, you can specify `auth_token:token`:
`rails generate model user auth_token:token`
`rails generate model account`
For Active Record and TestUnit it creates:
Model: app/models/account.rb
Test: test/models/account_test.rb
Fixtures: test/fixtures/accounts.yml
Migration: db/migrate/XXX_create_accounts.rb
`rails generate model post title:string body:text published:boolean`
Creates a Post model with a string title, text body, and published flag.
`rails generate model admin/account`
For Active Record and TestUnit it creates:
Module: app/models/admin.rb
Model: app/models/admin/account.rb
Test: test/models/admin/account_test.rb
Fixtures: test/fixtures/admin/accounts.yml
Migration: db/migrate/XXX_create_admin_accounts.rb