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Devise - migrate output different from video - def self.up vs def change

Just been working through the tutorials and noticed that when I installed devise and setup the user model, my devise_create_users.rb file looked quite different:

class DeviseCreateUsers < ActiveRecord::Migration
  def self.up
    create_table(:users) do |t|
      t.database_authenticatable :null => false

      # t.encryptable
      # t.confirmable
      # t.lockable :lock_strategy => :failed_attempts, :unlock_strategy => :both
      # t.token_authenticatable


    add_index :users, :email,                :unique => true
    add_index :users, :reset_password_token, :unique => true

  def self.down
    drop_table :users

With this format, where do I add the t.string for :first_name, :last_name etc.? And, will it be tracking all of the same information that's listed in the video?

3 Answers

Jason Seifer
Jason Seifer
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hey Luke Scoates you can add them below the line that says "create_table(:users) do |t|" and it should work correctly.

Thanks Jason! I've noticed that I was having problems because I'm running rails 4 - should I be learning on 4, or is it better to build an app using an earlier version that fits with the tutorials?

Jason Seifer
Jason Seifer
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hey Luke Scoates it's much better to follow along with an earlier version. There are changes between versions that you'll probably spend a long time figuring out which would really put a damper on learning, though it would be great for experience. We'll be redoing the Rails lessons shortly using Rails 4.