I'd like to integrate a simple user-oriented messaging system into my
I have a Message model, with :from_user_id, and :to_user_id (for the
user that sent and the user that recieved the message).
Obivously, (User) has_many :messages will fetch the messages that a
certain user has created, but not the ones that they have been sent.
Currently, I have this:
has_many :messages, :foreign_key=>:to_user_id
has_many :sent_messages, :class_name=>'Message',
So I have to get all the messages with 2 separate calls(and sets of
queries). This doesn't seem quite right to me, and was wondering if
there is a better way.
Is it possible to retrieve all messages for a user (recieved AND sent)
in 1 relationship?
Many thanks for reading.