gem install auto_uuid
say you have each an column called 'uuid' in many of your tables, and you want them automatically be set with universal unique id, unless it's not empty. After install auto uuid gem, all these "uuid" column will be set after creating the object.
def self.included(base) base.send :include, InstanceMethods end module InstanceMethods def before_create super setup_uuid if (self.respond_to?("uuid=") && self.uuid.nil?) end def setup_uuid self.uuid = UUID.generate end end
ActiveRecord::Base.send :include, AutoUUID
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.
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