How to make an ActiveRecord::Base object to have a list of strings?

Hi,

I'm new to Rails and already did some stuff with ActiveRecord
associations but I cannot do one thing:

I've got a

This won't answer your question but I hope it helps you because your
approach sounds too complicated to me, unless it is just for playing
and learning. Why would you want to store each word in a record in a
table? What if a word belongs to more than one paragraph?

How about hiding the “ugly” code on a to_simplified_json method in your Paragraph model?

@pepe:
Yeah, one word could belong to many paragraphs but it was actually
more for experimentation purposes.
With Hibernate in Java one could use annotations like @Embedded to
achieve something similar so I wanted to compare Hibernate and
ActiveRecord but in reality, you're right, it is a bit too complicated
(:

@Erol
Yep, I guess I'll end up doing just that (: Just wondered if there is
something neater to do.

Thank you,
Martin

is

serialize :words, Array

what you are looking for ?

Fred

I guess I can use that. Thank you!

Martin

Serialize ? What do that ?

Matias Fierro wrote in post #956786:

Serialize ? What do that ?

It does exactly what the docs say it does.

Best,