Does anyone know how to write an additional attribute to the TAGS table?

I'm enjoying using acts_as_taggable and am trying many ways to write an addtional integer key field to the tag.rb so it can in turn belong_to a parent table. I've tried opening up the acts_as_taggable.rb trying to find a way to add another attribute but it's so WEIRD?? Then, I thought I would simply use a before_create callback on the tag.rb model. Inside the controller.action that calls this method there are some instance variables available. However, when I reference this instance variable while taking a slight detour into the tag.rb code it becomes unavailable? In the controller.create I call this code:     @rateme =[:rateme])     @rateme.user = current_user     @rateme.tag_with params[:tags] if params[:tags]     respond_to do |format|       if

However in the before_create code in the TAG model I use this; def after_create     self.portal_id = @slicehit.portal_id end I always get the "nil.portal_id error", although you can see the @slicehit is healthy in the calling code? Has anyone out there ever modified this part of acts_as_taggable? Thank you, Kathy

Shai, Good question. I am writing on application that will serve MANY distinct domains by scoping the Many of these are entirely unrelated and thus my need to add a key integer field to the tag.rb. Somehow by putting the acts_as_? behavior on top of this object makes it act extraordinary and I can't accomplish adding a row.column value to the record. This is a fundamental need and I can't make headway. I am using the before_create callback and it just passes through without ever appearing to fire. Here's the code on callback: def after_create   self.portal = end Do you know anyone I could hire to make this happen? Thank you, Kathleen

I saw your original message and would like to help, but I don't think it contained enough of your code to diagnose the problem. At least post the models...