Module: ActiveFedora::NestedAttributes::ClassMethods

Defined in:
lib/active_fedora/nested_attributes.rb

Overview

Defines an attributes writer for the specified association(s). If you are using attr_protected or attr_accessible, then you will need to add the attribute writer to the allowed list.

Supported options:

:allow_destroy

If true, destroys any members from the attributes hash with a _destroy key and a value that evaluates to true (eg. 1, '1', true, or 'true'). This option is off by default.

:reject_if

Allows you to specify a Proc or a Symbol pointing to a method that checks whether a record should be built for a certain attribute hash. The hash is passed to the supplied Proc or the method and it should return either true or false. When no :reject_if is specified, a record will be built for all attribute hashes that do not have a _destroy value that evaluates to true. Passing :all_blank instead of a Proc will create a proc that will reject a record where all the attributes are blank.

:limit

Allows you to specify the maximum number of the associated records that can be processed with the nested attributes. If the size of the nested attributes array exceeds the specified limit, NestedAttributes::TooManyRecords exception is raised. If omitted, any number associations can be processed. Note that the :limit option is only applicable to one-to-many associations.

:update_only

Allows you to specify that an existing record may only be updated. A new record may only be created when there is no existing record. This option only works for one-to-one associations and is ignored for collection associations. This option is off by default.

Examples:

# creates avatar_attributes=
accepts_nested_attributes_for :avatar, :reject_if => proc { |attributes| attributes['name'].blank? }
# creates avatar_attributes=
accepts_nested_attributes_for :avatar, :reject_if => :all_blank
# creates avatar_attributes= and posts_attributes=
accepts_nested_attributes_for :avatar, :posts, :allow_destroy => true

Constant Summary collapse

REJECT_ALL_BLANK_PROC =
proc { |attributes| attributes.all? { |key, value| key == '_destroy' || value.blank? } }

Instance Method Summary collapse

Instance Method Details

#accepts_nested_attributes_for(*attr_names) ⇒ Object


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# File 'lib/active_fedora/nested_attributes.rb', line 58

def accepts_nested_attributes_for(*attr_names)
  options = { :allow_destroy => false, :update_only => false }
  options.update(attr_names.extract_options!)
  options.assert_valid_keys(:allow_destroy, :reject_if, :limit, :update_only)
  options[:reject_if] = REJECT_ALL_BLANK_PROC if options[:reject_if] == :all_blank

  attr_names.each do |association_name|
    if reflection = reflect_on_association(association_name)
      reflection.options[:autosave] = true
      add_autosave_association_callbacks(reflection)
      ## TODO this ought to work, but doesn't seem to do the class inheritance right

      nested_attributes_options = self.nested_attributes_options.dup
      nested_attributes_options[association_name.to_sym] = options
      self.nested_attributes_options = nested_attributes_options

      type = (reflection.collection? ? :collection : :one_to_one)

      # def pirate_attributes=(attributes)
      #   assign_nested_attributes_for_one_to_one_association(:pirate, attributes)
      # end
      class_eval <<-eoruby, __FILE__, __LINE__ + 1
        remove_possible_method(:#{association_name}_attributes=)

        def #{association_name}_attributes=(attributes)
          assign_nested_attributes_for_#{type}_association(:#{association_name}, attributes)
        end
      eoruby
    elsif reflection = reflect_on_property(association_name)
      resource_class.accepts_nested_attributes_for(association_name, options)

      # Delegate the setter to the resource.
      class_eval <<-eoruby, __FILE__, __LINE__ + 1
        remove_possible_method(:#{association_name}_attributes=)

        def #{association_name}_attributes=(attributes)
          attribute_will_change!(:#{association_name})
          resource.#{association_name}_attributes=(attributes)
        end
      eoruby
    else
      raise ArgumentError, "No association found for name `#{association_name}'. Has it been defined yet?"
    end
  end
end