True/False fields have a great simplicity about them, and many times they're perfect for the job!
But, it's not uncommon end up in a place where you'd really love to keep some degree of simplicity with a little more detail about when the value was changed.
Sometimes you'll want to display that information to the user and other times you'll keep it for auditing or debugging purposes.
boolean_timestamp makes the job easy from the beginning and adds very little code to your app.
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
And then execute:
Or install it yourself as:
$ gem install boolean_timestamp
ActiveRecord model, you can define a boolean field based on a timestamp column by including the
BooleanTimestmap module and calling a single method.
class Article < ActiveRecord::Base include :published # works with an existing column named `published_at` end
The gem doesn't provide any code for setting up the database column. You'll need to use Rails migrations (or any other means you choose) to create the tables and columns you need.
After checking out the repo, run
bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run
rake spec to run the tests. You can also run
bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.
To install this gem onto your local machine, run
bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in
version.rb, and then run
bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the
.gem file to rubygems.org.
Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/molawson/boolean_timestamp. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.
The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.
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