Column Names? Many-to-many on same table...

Hi folks,

I'm putting together an app to track scores for a kids sports league,
and I can't figure out how to name the columns in my "games" table.
I'll need a "home team ID" column and an "away team ID" column, but
since they both reference the "teams" table, Rails conventions would
give them both the name "team_id", which is obviously not going to

I've googled, and I've looked in the wiki, but I can't seem to find any
documentation on how to handle a situation like this. How would you
guys do it?

Also, is there a way for the many-to-many table to represent an object
with its own properties rather than being merely a link between two
other objects (e.g. a game has a date)?


class Game
  belongs_to :home_team, :class => 'Team', :foreign_key => 'home_team_id'
  belongs_to :away_team, :class => 'Team', :foreign_key => 'away_team_id'

class Team
  has_many :games
end wrote:

Aha - that makes waaay too much sense! Thanks!

Thanks, I'll take a look.