one db - many rails projects -> many schema_migrations table

Hi all!

How can I change the name of the schema_migrations table? I have to do
this because I can only use one database but want to have several rails
projects.
I hope this is possible at all.
greets
flo schaf

Interesting! Depending on which database you are using, you can explore
different database schemas owned by different users within the same
physical database. I know that Oracle and MySQL use different
terminology to achieve the same results. Mainly, though, I recommend
that you drive this differentiation by creating different schema owner
accounts that have visibility to the set of common tables and hide the
schema_migration table from other accounts.

Yet another approach can be to use updatable views, but that is
definitely not portable and some databases may not even support it, so I
will stick with the first approach. You may want to work with someone
who has DBA level knowledge of the specific database that you are using.
Bharat

Florian Schaf wrote:

Florian Schaf wrote:
I have the same problem.
Did a find a solution?

JEF

Hi,

poking round the source I see:

      def schema_migrations_table_name
        Base.table_name_prefix + 'schema_migrations' +
Base.table_name_suffix
      end

in activerecord-2.1.0/lib/active_record/migration.rb

I suppose you could override this method in that class and then call
initialize_schema_migrations_table.

Have you tried just having multiple migrations and just letting the
migration code work it out for itself? Rails should handle
intermediate migrations with timestamps (I think!)

Allan

poking round the source I see:

      def schema_migrations_table_name
        Base.table_name_prefix + 'schema_migrations' +
Base.table_name_suffix
      end

I need to over write this method only for one app not for all.
Is it possible to do so into the app? If so where to over_write the
code?

Have you tried just having multiple migrations and just letting the
migration code work it out for itself? Rails should handle
intermediate migrations with timestamps (I think!)

you mean the mean the timestamps that prefixe the migrations file?
I replace it by an integer.