Rails 2.2 - Getting started - need some help

Hi,

I've used ROR in the past,
but recently started working with version 2.2.

I don't seem to be able to get started:

# I create a rails app: @rails music_library@
# I create a db using an SQlite gui: @music_library_DB.rsd@
# I edit the config/database.yml file:
@development:
  adapter: sqlite3
  database: db/music_library_DB.rsd
  pool: 5
  timeout: 5000@
#I run @script/generate scaffold Album@
#I run @rake db:migrate@

Afterwards, I run @script/generate migration columns@, so I can add
columns to the @albums@ DB table:

# @class Columns < ActiveRecord::Migration
  def self.up
    drop_table :albums
    create_table :albums do |t|
      t.string :title, :artist, :genre
      t.datetime :releasedate
      t.timestamps
    end
  end

  def self.down
    drop_table :albums
  end
end@

# I run @rake db:migrate@ again, to execute the migration

And here's my question:

How do I update the scaffolding, so I can use CRUD to add albums, ...

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Here we go again:

Hi,

I've used ROR in the past,
but recently started working with version 2.2.

I don't seem to be able to get started:

1/ I create a rails app: rails music_library
2/ I create a db using an SQlite gui: music_library_DB.rsd
3/ I edit the config/database.yml file:

development:
  adapter: sqlite3
  database: db/music_library_DB.rsd
  pool: 5
  timeout: 5000

4/I run script/generate scaffold Album
5/I run rake db:migrate

Afterwards, I run script/generate migration columns, so I can add
columns to the albums DB table:

class Columns < ActiveRecord::Migration
  def self.up
    drop_table :albums
    create_table :albums do |t|
      t.string :title, :artist, :genre
      t.datetime :releasedate
      t.timestamps
    end
  end

  def self.down
    drop_table :albums
  end
end

I run rake db:migrate again, to execute the migration

And here's my question:

How do I update the scaffolding, so I can use CRUD to add albums, ...

You don’t. Dynamic scaffolding was deprecated after Rails 1.2.x, I believe. Rails 2.0 and beyond actually generate the view files as ERB depending on the model attributes you provide on the command line to create the scaffold.

The preferred way to create a new scaffold now will look something like this:

ruby script/generate scaffold Album title:string artist_name:string release_year:integer ...

This creates a new resource with all the extra REST-ful stuff that comes along with it.

If you want to try installing the old dynamic scaffolding as a plugin, it’s still available (ruby script/plugin install scaffolding should do it), but it’s questionable whether or not it will work with any newer version of the framework.