select some columns only when doing "find"

Person.find_by_sql( "select name, id, body from people" );

But you lose safety (from sql injection) and simplicity of ActiveRecord.

You only lose safety if you're interpolating user-submitted data that you haven't adequately filtered.

So I wonder if there is plugin or a way so you can write the query like
this:

Person.find(1, [ 'name', 'id', 'body' ])

Not exactly what you want, but you can do:

id = 1
sql = <<SQL
select name, id, body
from people
where id = :id
SQL
Person.find_by_sql([sql, { :id => id }]).first

Michael Glaesemann
grzm seespotcode net