generate model Test stats:hash/array? Is it possible?

Is it possible to generate a model that way? Instead of,
Test stat1:string stat2:integer stat3:string,
is there a way to store arrays/hashes?

Would I just use 'integer[]' or etc? What if I wanted an array of
different types? *sob*

Hi Tim,

Is it possible to generate a model that way? Instead of,
Test stat1:string stat2:integer stat3:string,
is there a way to store arrays/hashes?

I'm really not sure what you're asking, but I'll try and I'll explain a
little that might help you ask again, better, if you need to.

I assume your question is about script/generate model ....

That's generating a bunch of things for you, including a migration that,
when run, is going to create a table in a relational database with
fields named and typed the way you specified. The model created is
initially just a two line text file that Rails uses to know which table
to 'talk to.'

So are you asking about storing arrays/hashes in a single field in a
relational database? If so, see the 'serialize' method. You'd type the
field as a blob.

Would I just use 'integer[]' or etc? What if I wanted an array of
different types? *sob*

In Ruby, which Rails is just helping you write, arrays can contain
elements of different types.

irb(main):001:0> arraytest = Array.new
=> []
irb(main):002:0> arraytest[0] = 1
=> 1
irb(main):003:0> arraytest[1] = 'bob'
=> "bob"
irb(main):004:0> hash_element = Hash.new
=> {}
irb(main):005:0> hash_element = {:color => 'green'}
=> {:color=>"green"}
irb(main):006:0> arraytest[2] = hash_element
=> {:color=>"green"}
irb(main):007:0> arraytest.inspect
=> "[1, \"bob\", {:color=>\"green\"}]"

HTH,
Bill