I am writing a RoR application that connects to a couchDB database using couchrest_model.
The definition of my model is the following one:
class BdsDataAuthor < CouchRest::Model::Base
property :id, Integer
property :first_name, String
property :last_name, String
I would like to be able to get the list of the model columns, e.g., the result of
BdsDataAuthor.columns would be [id, first_name, last_name]
Is it possible? I saw that active_record provides this kind of method (column_names), but since I am not using active_record...
A solution that I tried is to create a method in the model class (it works but its not the "best" solution...):
columns = Array.new
columns << "id"
columns << "first_name"
columns << "last_name"
Any idea/suggestion to solve this problem?
Worst case scenario, fire up an irb console and do this to see what methods are available to you:
(YOUR_OBJECT.methods - Object.new.methods).sort
Better yet, add this code to your .irbrc file:
Now you can just open an irb console and simply type the following to get it:
This saves me lots of time very often!