ActiveRecord types of find

Hi,
If I do the following ActiveRecord query
AccountType.find_by_active(true).collect{|at| [at.name,at.id]}
I get the error
undefined method `collect' for #<AccountType:0x459fb10>

However if I do
AccountType.find(:all,:conditions=>["active= ? ", true]).collect{|at|
[at.name,at.id]}

then everything is fine.

Why does the find_by_active(true) method work differently from the
longhand version?

Cheers
George

Hi,

find_by_something returns first record matched by default.

What you are loking for is find_all_by_something that returns an
array.

Best,
H.

Thanks for that.

That makes sense

Cheers
George