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Preston Marshall

ActiveRecord Does Not Return String on PostgreSQL Arrays

Reported by Preston Marshall | January 24th, 2009 @ 07:47 AM | in 3.x

Previous patches have been submitted that make AR return a string instead of a Fixnum. It seems that this is a regression, since it still/now returns a Fixnum. This really needs to return a string, so we can write custom getter/setter methods by parsing the string into an array. Ideally, AR should support the Array datatype, since it is in the SQL99 specification (it's not just for PostgreSQL).

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  • Taylor Yelverton

    Taylor Yelverton January 24th, 2009 @ 08:24 AM

    I too have this problem. I have a table widgets and a model Widget. The widgets table has only 1 column (field) that is a int4[] datatype. Here are some commands I ran in ./script/console

    Widget.find(:all) => [#< Widget field: 0>] Widget.find(:all)[0].class => Widget(field: integer) Widget.find(:all)[0].field => 0 Widget.find(:all)[0].field.class => Fixnum

    I'm using Rails 2.2.2

    Hope this helps solve the issue!

  • Ryan Bigg

    Ryan Bigg April 10th, 2010 @ 11:43 AM

    Please submit a patch (with tests!) if you wish to see this in core.

  • Jeremy Kemper

    Jeremy Kemper May 4th, 2010 @ 06:48 PM

    • Milestone changed from 2.x to 3.x
  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:42 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”
    • Importance changed from “” to “”

    This issue has been automatically marked as stale because it has not been commented on for at least three months.

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:42 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”

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