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delete_paranoid

Soft Delete ActiveRecord instances.

Usage

class Blog < ActiveRecord::Base
  acts_as_paranoid
end
blog = Blog.create! :name => 'foo'

# soft delete the instance
blog.destroy

# query database for results *including* soft deleted objects
Blog.with_deleted do
  Blog.all
end

# permenantly delete the instance from the database
Blog.delete! blog.id

Features

  • simple configuration
  • preserves existing ActiveRecord API. No magical new API's to use when you want to soft delete a record
  • automatically exclude soft deleted records from database queries (by default)
  • support for querying database for all records (including soft deleted ones)
  • support for permenantly deleting record from database

Contributing

  • Fork the project
  • Fix the issue
  • Add tests
  • Submit a pull request on github

see CONTRIBUTORS.txt for complete list of contributors

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2011 Socialcast Inc. See LICENSE.txt for further details.