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adding documentation regarding time_zone_aware_attributes and skip_ti…

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1 parent 1a6d762 commit 873c5a9e5924a7776692b9a17b03d0becec6e513 Neeraj Singh committed Jul 29, 2010
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  1. +13 −0 activerecord/lib/active_record/base.rb
@@ -220,6 +220,19 @@ module ActiveRecord #:nodoc:
# user = User.create(:preferences => %w( one two three ))
# User.find(user.id).preferences # raises SerializationTypeMismatch
#
+ # == Time Zone aware attributes
+ #
+ # By default, ActiveRecord::Base keeps all the datetime columns time zone aware by executing following code.
+ #
+ # ActiveRecord::Base.time_zone_aware_attributes = true
+ #
+ # This feature can easily be turned off by assigning value <tt>false</tt> .
+ #
+ # If your attributes are time zone aware and you desire to skip time zone conversion for certain attributes then you can do following:
+ #
+ # Topic.skip_time_zone_conversion_for_attributes = [:written_on]
+ #
+ #
# == Single table inheritance
#
# Active Record allows inheritance by storing the name of the class in a column that by default is named "type" (can be changed

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