Module: Neo4j::Shared::Typecaster

Defined in:
lib/neo4j/shared/typecaster.rb

Overview

This module provides a convenient way of registering a custom Typecasting class. Custom Typecasters all follow a simple pattern.

EXAMPLE:

.. code-block

ruby

class RangeConverter
  class << self
    def primitive_type
      String
    end

    def convert_type
      Range
    end

    def to_db(value)
      value.to_s
    end

    def to_ruby(value)
      ends = value.to_s.split('..').map { |d| Integer(d) }
      ends[0]..ends[1]
    end
    alias_method :call, :to_ruby
  end

  include Neo4j::Shared::Typecaster
end

This would allow you to use `property :my_prop, type: Range` in a model. Each method and the `alias_method` call is required. Make sure the module inclusion happens at the end of the file.

`primitive_type` is used to fool ActiveAttr's type converters, which only recognize a few basic Ruby classes.

`convert_type` must match the constant given to the `type` option.

`to_db` provides logic required to transform your value into the class defined by `primitive_type`

`to_ruby` provides logic to transform the DB-provided value back into the class expected by code using the property. In other words, it should match the `convert_type`.

Note that `alias_method` is used to make `to_ruby` respond to `call`. This is to provide compatibility with ActiveAttr.