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Esben Mose Hansen

ActiveRecord.Base attribute accessor recommendation

Reported by Esben Mose Hansen | May 7th, 2009 @ 12:41 PM | in 3.x

The documentation for ActiveRecord::Base suggest overloading attribute accessors like this:

def length=(minutes)
  write_attribute(:length, minutes.to_i * 60)

Using this with update_attributes with { :length=>"6d" } will result in a silent conversion to 6, ignoring any validation. I haven't figured out the way to do this for integers (probably match against a regex) but for floats I'd use

def length=(minutes)

write_attributes(:length, Kernel.Float(minutes)*60.0)

recue ArgumentError

write_attributes(:length, minutes)


so that validation will still do their thing, etc.

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