I’m considering starting a new PR to update ActiveRecord and wanted to check here first to see if it is a viable feature. In Short I would like to be able to define models for JSONB objects and have them supported as first class associations just like foreign-key style associations.
This would provide the ability for developers to store objects in JSONB while still enjoying the benefits of ActiveRecord such as association validation.
I am currently attempting to accomplish this using ActiveModel::Model and the Attributes API, but find a few things are more difficult to support such as validating my JSONB objects when the “Parent” (the model they ‘belong_to’) is saved.
Tentatively I’m thinking of something like
has_many :posts, json: true or something like that, though of course I’m open to feedback in any regard.
Would this be something I should look into or are there technical/philosophical reasons why this would not work? Thanks in advance.
- Josh Marchello