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Provide access to the underlying database connection with Adapter#raw…

…_connection, allows the use of db-specific methods such as postgresql's lo_* . Closes #2090

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1 parent 7fdab44 commit 93f8bd15a11d5292885d585669a61a7364d1a1b0 @NZKoz NZKoz committed Mar 18, 2006
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4 activerecord/CHANGELOG
@@ -1,6 +1,8 @@
*SVN*
-* Remove broken attempts at handling columns with a a default of 'now()' in the postgresql adapter. #2257 [Koz]
+* Provide access to the underlying database connection through Adapter#raw_connection. Enables the use of db-specific methods without complicating the adapters. #2090 [Koz]
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+* Remove broken attempts at handling columns with a default of 'now()' in the postgresql adapter. #2257 [Koz]
* Added connection#current_database that'll return of the current database (only works in MySQL, SQL Server, and Oracle so far -- please help implement for the rest of the adapters) #3663 [Tom ward]
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7 activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract_adapter.rb
@@ -86,6 +86,13 @@ def verify!(timeout)
@last_verification = now
end
end
+
+ # Provides access to the underlying database connection. Useful for
+ # when you need to call a proprietary method such as postgresql's lo_*
+ # methods
+ def raw_connection
+ @connection
+ end
protected
def log(sql, name)

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