[N00b] Can I generate a model file from [sql] table?

Ah, it's been a while since I've done any rails -- I almost forgot how deceptively easy it is...

...to get yourself totally lost :wink:

Anyway, I probably did this all backwards, but I created my table by writing a migration file, then rake db:migrate. So far, so good. I even whipped up a quick script to grind through some tab-separated text and fill the table -- yay.

...But I seem to have forgotten the format for a model file, and I was thinking it sure would be handy if I could just point some generator or similar helper-script at the sql table and say "make me a model file that looks like that."

About what do I want to read more? (Already trying to find all my old tutorials that include how to write a model file -- I mean in terms of "does it for you" scripts :D)


Hi Olie,

Olie D. wrote:

...But I seem to have forgotten the format for a model file,

Perhaps the easiest thing to do to stimulate your memory might be to scaffold yourself a sandbox app. For the quick fix, just create a file named 'singular_version_of_your_table_name.rb' with the following, minimim, content.

class SingularVersionOfYourTableName < ActiveRecord::Base end

HTH, Bill