belongs_to :through

hi there,
lets say you have: A that belongs_to :b, and B belongs_to :c

how do you normally go about saying A belongs_to :c, :through => :b ??

searching I found two solutions:

  1. method:
    class A
    def c
    b.c
    end
    end

and

2.delegate:
class A
delegate :c, :to => :b
end

but neither will have the benefits of generated sql with joins.

How you normally do this? and What are the reasons against having it on rails itself?

greetings
joaquin

Joaquin Rivera padron wrote:

hi there,
lets say you have: A that belongs_to :b, and B belongs_to :c

how do you normally go about saying A belongs_to :c, :through => :b ??

If A belongs_to :b, that means that Rails expects a b_id field in A's
table. In your case, that doesn't exist, so what you want is
A has_one :c, :through => :b

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser wrote:

Joaquin Rivera padron wrote:

hi there,
lets say you have: A that belongs_to :b, and B belongs_to :c

how do you normally go about saying A belongs_to :c, :through => :b ??

If A belongs_to :b, that means that Rails expects a b_id field in A's
table. In your case, that doesn't exist, so what you want is
A has_one :c, :through => :b

Wow, that was stupid of me. I must not have been awake when I wrote
that. has_one :through will probably work, but my explanation is
totally inaccurate. Sorry.