add a default condition in active record

You can look at Model.with_scope. Also, I do something similar to what you are talking about. I have a user, that belongs to a company. Then company has_many widgets. Every time I create or access a widget, I do it through the association which adds the condition automatically like: or => ['widget_name = ?',foo])

The resulting sql for both of the above calls will have "company_id = users_company_id" added where users_company_id is the numerical id of the company.

You can read up on with_scope as it may do better for you, depending on what you are wanting to do:

Hope this helps.

Constantin Gavrilescu wrote: