Hey all, i'm rather new to rails and was curious if ActiveRecord
implemented anything like is_active where the delete functions would
just mark records as inactive, vs deleting rows. (similar to created_at,
etc). I need a history of transactions, and this is how I would code in
other languages. Any advice? Is there are smarter way to implement this?
Make your Active Records "paranoid." Deleting them does not delete the row, but set a deleted_at field. Find is overloaded to skip deleted records.