is 'type' a reserved word?

I'd like to my a 'type' column in my database. Will this create a
problem? thanks.

I'd like to my a 'type' column in my database. Will this create a
problem? thanks.

Yes, it's used for STI. See here:
http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActiveRecord/Base.html
I think you can change it, but not sure how.

HTH,
Jordan

Yup it is. I've run into this quite a bit, I just name my columns
"type_of" now.

Not to be a curmudgeon, but it really is easy to just try using "type"
as a column name and see if you run into a problem. It probably takes
less time too.