Schemaless Attributes on an ActiveRecord model
Simple little ActiveRecord plugin which allows a subset of a models attributes to reside in a serialized column, while still working with form helpers and validators.
# Assuming a Email schema looks like create_table "emails", :force => true do |t| t.string "email" t.datetime "created_at" t.datetime "updated_at" t.text "data" end # we can invoke the stash helper as follows stash <fields..>, :in => <column to stash the fields into> #full example class Email < ActiveRecord::Base validates_presence_of :name, :phone, :email, :content stash :phone, :name, :content :in => :data end # validations, and form helpers now work on stashed attributes
#Gemfile gem "active_record_stash"
Note on Patches/Pull Requests
Fork the project.
Make your feature addition or bug fix.
Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
Copyright © 2010 Stefan Penner. See LICENSE for details.