has_many and has_and_belongs_to conflit

Hi,

I have 2 models: User and Article.

I have this relationship:

* User has many articles (and Article belongs to user)
* User has and belongs to many articles (and Article habtm users)

But this is tricky because of: current_user.articles ...this can return
articles thanks to *has_many* and *has_and_belongs_to* relations. So
there's a collision.

How can I ask articles thanks has_and_belongs_to explicitly. And thanks
has_many only too?

Thanks

Hi,

But this is tricky because of: current_user.articles ...this can return
articles thanks to *has_many* and *has_and_belongs_to* relations. So
there's a collision.

How can I ask articles thanks has_and_belongs_to explicitly. And thanks
has_many only too?

Call one of the relationships something else, eg
has_many :something_articles, :class_name => "Article"

Fred

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