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Last Update: Wed May 30 09:28:14 -0400 2007

Rails SQL Views

Library which adds SQL Views to Rails. Adds create_view and drop_view to the ActiveRecord::ConnectionAdapters::AbstractAdapter (which makes them available to migrations) and adds support for dumping views in the ActiveRecord::SchemaDumper.

Installation

To install:

  gem install rails_sql_views

Then add the following to your Rails config/environment.rb:

  require_gem 'rails_sql_views'
  require 'rails_sql_views'

Usage

You can then use create_view and drop_view in your migrations. For example:

  class CreatePersonView < ActiveRecord::Migration
    def self.up
      create_view :v_people, "select * from people" do |t|
        t.column :id
        t.column :name
        t.column :social_security
      end
    end

    def self.down
      drop_view :v_people
    end
  end

This extension also adds support for views in the ActiveRecord::SchemaDumper class.

The following drivers are supported:

 MySQL
 PostgreSQL (Native and Pure Ruby)
 Oracle
 SQL Server

Known Issues

  • Drivers not mentioned above are not supported.

If you find any issues please send an email to anthonyeden@gmail.com .

Contributing

If you would like to implement view support for other adapters then please drop me an email. Better yet, write up the adapter modifications and send them to me. :-)

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