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Jérémy Lecour

Model.original_table_name restores the original table name without any clue

Reported by Jérémy Lecour | November 12th, 2010 @ 06:43 PM


I was looking for a way to know what should be the table name for a model (inherited from AR::Base) and I've found the method original_table_name.

I've looked for it in all the rails 3.0.1 codebase and have not found it anywhere.
It is listed in the methods array for my models.

I was using it when I noticed some SQL errors on some models where I've changed the table name with Model.set_table_name.

With the console, I've found the the original_table_name is not only a "getter" method, but it affects the model on which it is called and restores the original table name before it returns it.

That is strange, because such a method could have been named restore_original_table_name or at least original_table_name!.

Thanks for any information about this strange discovery ;-)

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 12th, 2011 @ 07:18 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    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 12th, 2011 @ 07:18 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”

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