ActiveRecord: Can't store a class derived from AR::Base

Hi,

try to use ActiveRecord for my little standalone application, without
the rails environment. Here is my first try

8<--------------------------------------------------

# Main
if __FILE__ == $0 then

   ActiveRecord::Base.establish_connection(
     :adapter => 'mysql',
     :host => @config[:sql][:hostname],
     :database => @config[:sql][:database],
     :username => @config[:sql][:username],
     :password => @config[:sql][:password]
   )

   puts 'Erzeuge ein paar Knoten und speicher diese in der DB: '

   80.times do |i|
     aNode = Node.new("node_#{i}",1)
     print '.'
     aNode.save!
   end

end

8<--------------------------------------------------

@config is well initialized, the ActiveRecord connects to my DB as
you'll expected. But the call aNode.save! fails with this error:

Erzeuge ein paar Knoten und speicher diese in der DB:
.c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.2.2/lib/active_record/transactions.rb:164:in
`rollback_active_record_state!': undefined method `delete' for
nil:NilClass (NoMethodError)
         from
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.2.2/lib/active_record/transactions.rb:150:in
`save!'
         from main.rb:35
         from main.rb:32:in `times'
         from main.rb:32

Mmm, but I have looked in transactions.rb at line 150 and 164, looks
fine for me. My AR gems are

D:\ramantics>gem list --local

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

actionmailer (2.2.2)
actionpack (2.2.2)
activerecord (2.2.2)
activeresource (2.2.2)
activesupport (2.2.2)
fxri (0.3.7, 0.3.6)
fxruby (1.6.17, 1.6.6)
hpricot (0.6.164, 0.4)
log4r (1.0.5)
mysql (2.7.3)
ptools (1.1.6)
rails (2.2.2)
rake (0.8.3, 0.7.2)
rubygems-update (1.3.1)
sources (0.0.1)
test-unit (2.0.2)
win32-api (1.2.2)
win32-clipboard (0.4.4, 0.4.1)
win32-dir (0.3.2, 0.3.1)
win32-eventlog (0.5.0, 0.4.3)
win32-file (0.6.0, 0.5.3)
win32-file-stat (1.3.2, 1.2.3)
win32-process (0.6.0, 0.5.1)
win32-sapi (0.1.4, 0.1.3)
win32-sound (0.4.1, 0.4.0)
windows-api (0.2.4)
windows-pr (0.9.8, 0.6.2)

Has anyone an idea where I made the mistake? Thanks a lot.

g,

Daniel

Has anyone an idea where I made the mistake? Thanks a lot.

Have you override initialize in you Node class ?

Fred

Frederick Cheung schrieb:

Have you override initialize in you Node class ?

Hi Fred,

aaah yes. I already found the problem. As you mentioned, I overwrote initialize in my Node class which inherits AR::Base.

Damn I didn't know that this isn't allowed :frowning: Fixed failures lead to better code *g*

Thanks for your response.

Daniel

Frederick Cheung schrieb:

Have you override initialize in you Node class ?

Hi Fred,

aaah yes. I already found the problem. As you mentioned, I overwrote
initialize in my Node class which inherits AR::Base.

Damn I didn't know that this isn't allowed :frowning: Fixed failures lead to
better code *g*

You can override initialize, but you just need to ensure you call the
superclass implementation properly.

Fred

Frederick Cheung schrieb:

You can override initialize, but you just need to ensure you call the superclass implementation properly.

Oh, thanks for this additional information, I see I've to read the docs ,)

g,

Daniel