I have following models
Requirement - A transaction has a dealer(employee) and a
I experimented following
I have put -
has_many :transactions, :as => :dealer
has_many :transactions, :as => :driver
you're misusing :as here - that's for something completely different
belongs_to :dealer, :class => :employee, :foreign_key => :employee_id
belongs_to :driver, :class => :employee, :foreign_key => :employee_id
Transaction table has columns - dealer_id, driver_id,
If that's the case then the :foreign_key option should be 'dealer_id'
and 'driver_id' (and thus unnecessary as that's the default).
The :class option is also supposed to be :class_name
I've got an example of something similar here: http://www.spacevatican.org/2008/5/6/creating-multiple-associations-with-the-same-table
Lastly, be wary of associations called transaction before Rails 2.3 -
the transaction method created by the association will stomp on an