Module: InheritedResources::BelongsToHelpers

Defined in:
lib/inherited_resources/belongs_to_helpers.rb

Overview

belongs_to

Let's suppose that we have some tasks that belongs to projects. To specify this assoication in your controllers, just do:

class TasksController < InheritedResources::Base
  belongs_to :project
end

belongs_to accepts several options to be able to configure the association. For example, if you want urls like /projects/:project_title/tasks, you can customize how InheritedResources find your projects:

class TasksController < InheritedResources::Base
  belongs_to :project, :finder => :find_by_title!, :param => :project_title
end

It also accepts :route_name, :parent_class and :instance_name as options. Check the lib/inherited_resources/class_methods.rb for more.

nested_belongs_to

Now, our Tasks get some Comments and you need to nest even deeper. Good practices says that you should never nest more than two resources, but sometimes you have to for security reasons. So this is an example of how you can do it:

class CommentsController < InheritedResources::Base
  nested_belongs_to :project, :task
end

If you need to configure any of these belongs to, you can nested them using blocks:

class CommentsController < InheritedResources::Base
  belongs_to :project, :finder => :find_by_title!, :param => :project_title do
    belongs_to :task
  end
end

Warning: calling several belongs_to is the same as nesting them:

class CommentsController < InheritedResources::Base
  belongs_to :project
  belongs_to :task
end

In other words, the code above is the same as calling nested_belongs_to.