Ruby Building Web Apps with Sinatra Adding New Data A Route for POST Requests

MaryAnn Eleanya
MaryAnn Eleanya
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If I didn't want to use the save content option, how would i save it to a database instead of to a file using sqlite3?

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Jay McGavren
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Jay McGavren
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You can find info on using Sinatra with ActiveRecord and sqlite3 here: http://recipes.sinatrarb.com/p/models/active_record

I'd advise completing our Rails 5 Basics course before attempting to use ActiveRecord, though.

MaryAnn Eleanya
MaryAnn Eleanya
8,612 Points

And to generate a scaffold on sinatra, would I still run bin/rails ...e.t.c or would I need it to name it something else.

Jay McGavren
Jay McGavren
Treehouse Teacher

Active Record is just one small part of Ruby on Rails, and it does not include the ability to generate scaffolds. You will still need to write all of your Sinatra code manually.

MaryAnn Eleanya
MaryAnn Eleanya
8,612 Points

And how can I do that? Is there anyway to see an example? I just want to create a simple database using Sinatra without having to save to a file.

Jay McGavren
Jay McGavren
Treehouse Teacher

The example code is there on the http://recipes.sinatrarb.com/p/models/active_record page. You place all the code in one file and run it. But you'll need to install the ActiveRecord gem first. In order to be able to do that, you'll need to understand how Ruby Gems work. You'll also need to create the database and set up tables manually.

I'm afraid there's nothing simple about a database. If you don't understand ActiveRecord, you'll run into problems that you won't know how to solve (and that people on here will not be able to help you with) almost immediately. I would strongly recommend completing as many of our Rails courses as possible before attempting this.