Module: Sequel::Plugins::Touch

Defined in:
lib/sequel/lib/sequel/plugins/touch.rb

Overview

The touch plugin adds a touch method to model instances, which saves the object with a modified timestamp. By default, it uses the :updated_at column, but you can set which column to use. It also supports touching of associations, so that when the current model object is updated or destroyed, the associated rows in the database can have their modified timestamp updated to the current timestamp.

Since the instance touch method works on model instances, it uses Time.now for the timestamp. The association touching works on datasets, so it updates all related rows in a single query, using the SQL standard CURRENT_TIMESTAMP. Both of these can be overridden easily if necessary.

Defined Under Namespace

Modules: ClassMethods, InstanceMethods

Constant Summary collapse

TOUCH_COLUMN_DEFAULT =

The default column to update when touching

:updated_at

Class Method Summary collapse

Class Method Details

.configure(model, opts = {}) ⇒ Object

Set the touch_column and touched_associations variables for the model. Options:

  • :associations - The associations to touch when a model instance is updated or destroyed. Can be a symbol for a single association, a hash with association keys and column values, or an array of symbols and/or hashes. If a symbol is used, the column used when updating the associated objects is the model's touch_column. If a hash is used, the value is used as the column to update.

  • :column - The column to modify when touching a model instance.


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# File 'lib/sequel/lib/sequel/plugins/touch.rb', line 29

def self.configure(model, opts={})
  model.touch_column = opts[:column] || TOUCH_COLUMN_DEFAULT if opts[:column] || !model.touch_column
  model.instance_variable_set(:@touched_associations, {})
  model.touch_associations(opts[:associations]) if opts[:associations]
end