validate callback balks when using AR.find method

I do exactly what you describe with no problems. Are you sure you have not just got a typo somewhere that your brain is refusing to see?

Colin Law wrote:

I do exactly what you describe with no problems. Are you sure you have
not just got a typo somewhere that your brain is refusing to see?

Always a possibility. I'll keep looking. But thanks for the verification
that it should work.

Other possible extenuating circumstances I realized might be worth
mentioning:

- this is a 1.2.6 legacy app
- PrivilegedUser is actually a subclass of an abstract class to
facilitate connecting to multiple databases w/in the same app. However,
this hasn't posed any problems anywhere else.

class CountyActiveRecord < ActiveRecord::Base
  @@county_domain = Thread.current[:county_domain]
  self.abstract_class = true
  establish_connection("#{RAILS_ENV}_#{@@county_domain}".to_sym)
end

class PrivilegedUser < CountyActiveRecord
  ..... etc etc.....
end

-- gw