quick question about rake migrate

and now id like to create a new profiles table, do i script/generate

I’m assuming you meant to say you’d like to create a new FIELD in the existing profiles table (you can’t have two tables named the same). If so, you’re right, create a new migration

script/generate migration add_new_field_to_profile

This will create a new migration file called something like 009_add_new_field_to_profile. Edit this migration file:

class AddNewFieldToProfile< ActiveRecord::Migration

def self.up
add_column "profiles,“new_column”

def self.down
remove_column “profiles”, “new_column”

when you run rake migrate next, the new column will be added to your table. If you’d like to roll back this change and remove the column, try

rake migrate VERSION=8