I have a legacy db with the following simplified structure:
type_key, code_key, name, ... # PKs are type_key and code_key,
there is no id col and I cannot alter this db
Table-B: # each row has only the code as a foreign_key, the type_key
is hard-coded to "FOOKEY"
an_id, code, ...
class TableB < AR::Base
set_primary_key :an_id # singular PK
belongs_to :code_name, :class_name=>'TableA', :primary_key=>:pk_code_name, :foreign_key=>:code
SELECT = "*, table_a.name AS pk_name"
class TableA < AR::Base
set primary_keys :type_key, :code_key # using the composite
primary keys gem 2.3.2
def self.find_by_pk_code_name(*args) # pk method invoked by
belongs_to in TableB
opts = args.extract_options!
pk_type_key = "FOOKEY"
pk_code_key = args.first
find([pk_type_key, pk_code_key], opts)
x.code_name # works!
TableB.get_all # fails: "element size differs (1 should be 2)"
I believe this error is due to 2 PKs being defined for TableA yet only
1 key is specified in the belongs_to :foreign_key.
The problem is that a row in TableB contains only one of the PKs for
TableA, with the second PK being hard-coded to "FOOKEY".
It appears that the contents of :foreign_key=> references col names,
not methods. The SQL I want to generate is something like this:
SELECT *, table_a.name AS pk_name FROM table_b
LEFT OUTER JOIN table_a ON (table_a.code_key = table_b.code AND
table_a.type_key = 'FOOKEY')
I cannot figure out how to use AR to make this work. Any help is much