Faking an ActiveRecord Model

I want to fake an ActiveRecord model like so... instead of having a Plan
table in my database, I'd like to just have a variable somewhere
(shallow example):

  Plans = [{ :id => 1, :price => 9.99,
           { :id => 2, :price => 14.99,
           { :id => 3, :price => 19.99 }]

And then I guess I'd still like to be able to associate this with my
User model... so User.plan[:price] brings up 9.99 or whatever. User
belongs_to :plan, so the User would have a plan_id column?

Any tips? Rails 3.

Thanks!

I hate to ask the obvious question here... but why not just have a
regular model with a table behind it? What problem are you solving
here? What problems are you introducing? Just want to make sure you're
factoring the tradeoffs here...

Cheers,
Robby

Joao Silva wrote:

I want to fake an ActiveRecord model like so... instead of having a Plan
table in my database, I'd like to just have a variable somewhere
(shallow example):

  Plans = [{ :id => 1, :price => 9.99,
           { :id => 2, :price => 14.99,
           { :id => 3, :price => 19.99 }]

And then I guess I'd still like to be able to associate this with my
User model... so User.plan[:price] brings up 9.99 or whatever. User
belongs_to :plan, so the User would have a plan_id column?

Any tips? Rails 3.

You don't have to "fake it" anymore in Rails 3. Just implement
ActiveModel:

http://railscasts.com/episodes/219-active-model