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#5660 ✓resolved
Jacques Crocker

ActiveResource should work for non-generated ids

Reported by Jacques Crocker | September 19th, 2010 @ 02:57 AM

ActiveResource should allow you to define a primary key which doesn't get generated on the server.


module Recurly
  class Plan < ActiveResouce::Base
    self.element_name = "plan"
    self.prefix = "/company/"
    self.primary_key = :plan_code

new_plan = => "my_new_plan")! # performs an update instead of a create

The issue is ActiveResource::Base#new? just looks at whether an id exists or not to decide whether or not to update or create. I think it needs to be a bit smarter and track this flag based on whether the record was actually saved onto the server (or found via a query). If the flag is not set, then it should create the record.

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