help needed on update_attributes

Hi,

Here is my code to update an attribute of one record:

@person = Person.find($person_id)

@person.update_attribute(:FIRST_NAME , "ANDY")

It did not update the FRIST_NAME Bryan to ANDY in the database table,
but it did change in @person variable.

Any idea???

Thanks,

Hello,

I forget that the database is HeidiSQL.

Is your first_name column in your db really all caps? This is not the
Ruby/Rails convention by the way... all upper should be saved for
constants.

b