Ruby on Rails - Callback Functions


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During the life cycle of an active record object, you can hook into 8 events −

  • (-) save
  • (-) valid?
  • before_validation
  • before_validation_on_create
  • (-) validate
  • (-) validate_on_create
  • after_validation
  • after_validation_on_create
  • before_save
  • before_create
  • (-) create
  • after_create
  • after_save

Examples

class Subscription < ActiveRecord::Base
   before_create :record_signup
   private
   
   def record_signup
      self.signed_up_on = Date.today
   end
end

class Firm < ActiveRecord::Base
   # Destroys the associated clients and 
   # people when the firm is destroyed

   before_destroy{
      |record|Person.destroy_all "firm_id= #{record.id}"
   }

   before_destroy{
      |record|Client.destroy_all "client_of= #{record.id}"
   }
end

Check the Callback Functions link for more detail on Callback Functions.


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