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Using finder_sql on has_many association will ignore :dependent option

Reported by Jens | May 9th, 2010 @ 08:40 AM

Regard the following code:

class Parent < AR::Base
  has_many :children,
     :finder_sql => "SELECT * from children WHERE mother_id = #{id} OR father_id = #{id}',
     :dependent => :destroy  # or :delete_all

class Child < AR::Base

When removing a parent, I would expect the associated children to be deleted also. But they are not.

This needs to be either documented in the Rails documentation, or implemented.

Thank you ;)

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Matt Jones

    Matt Jones May 9th, 2010 @ 06:19 PM

    :dependent => :delete_all is unlikely to be implemented for this case, as it's not practical to try to generate the necessary SQL from :finder_sql.

    On the other hand, I can't see any reason why :dependent => :destroy shouldn't be working exactly as designed - the code in configure_dependency_for_has_many is simply loading all the records and calling destroy on them. Can you provide a test case where :destroy fails to work?

  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 05:02 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”
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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 05:02 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”
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