Get associated attribute using to_json method

Hi all,

I hv the following model:

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
    has_and_belongs_to_many :roles

   def user_role
      self.roles
   end
end

class Role < ActiveRecord::Base
  has_and_belongs_to_many :users
end

When I run the following code:
user = User.find(:first)
user.to_json

there's no user_role attribute displayed. but when I run
user.user_role, it can give the expected result.
So, how can I get the associated attribute when using to_json ?

Appreciate for your help.

Take a look at these:

http://blog.codefront.net/2007/07/11/better-json-output-from-rails-with-the-jsonifier-plugin/
http://dev.rubyonrails.org/ticket/9677

Basically, you need an :include

Arshak

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