Story Notes - ER

ActiveRecord Class/Table Pages

Description

It would be useful to have a page for each ActiveRecord class (ie, database table). This should include a connectivity diagram, field descriptions, usage notes, etc.

Restatement

Most databases are willing to report on their internal structure. In the case of MySQL, this information is stored in a schema_info table in each database. Combining this with information from migrations and ActiveRecord declarations (eg, belongs_to, has_one, has_many), we can define the content and organization of the database tables.

This information can be used to create diagrams (eg, via GraphViz) that show a given table and all of its close-related "neighbors". Ideally, of course, these relationships would extend through classes into controllers and views.

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SN_Title ActiveRecord Class/Table Pages
SN_Type ER
SN_UseType View
SN_Priority Important
SN_Urgency r.s.n.
SN_TaskSize L
SN_Phase Analysis
SN_Status Inactive
Topic revision: r3 - 12 Jun 2008, RichMorin
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