Ruby Active Record Associations in Rails Active Record Associations Has and Belongs to Many Associations

Brendan Whiting
Brendan Whiting
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When did we create the User and Forum models?

I can't seem to find the part of the course where we created the User and Forum models. I see him accessing files that I don't have.

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Wout Ceulemans
Wout Ceulemans
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I know this post is now more than a month old, but for the people who still have the same question: look at the teacher's notes for the instructions on how to create the 'community' project and the User and Forum models.


rails new community
cd community
rails g model User name:string nickname:string
rails g model Forum name:string public:boolean
bin/rails db:migrate

A simple way to put some data in is to add this to db/seeds.rb:

User.create(id: 1, name: 'Jay', nickname: 'dadjokes')
User.create(id: 2, name: 'Pasan', nickname: 'pasanpr')
User.create(id: 5, name: 'Alena', nickname: 'sketchings')
Forum.create(id: 1, name: 'Ruby', public: true)
Forum.create(id: 3, name: 'PHP', public: true)
Forum.create(id: 4, name: 'iOS', public: true)
Forum.create(id: 6, name: 'SQL', public: true)

and execute

bin/rails db:seed

bin/rails db:seed will basically execute the contents of db/seeds.rb in the correct context, just like executing them in the rails console.