[LRUG] Base class for model

Olly Legg ollylegg at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 08:20:11 PDT 2009

Yes, this is supported.

class MyBaseClass
   self.abstract_class = true

class MySubClass < MyBaseClass


On 11 Sep 2009, at 16:17, Simon Sebright wrote:

> Hi
> I was attempting to do a bit of refactoring.  I had one model class,  
> in which I had defined a few operations. Then along came a second  
> one, where I wanted the same operations, so I started to create a  
> common base class for them, which naturally inherits from  
> ActiveRecord::Base
> Now, I get all sorts of errors, and it looks like rails is taking  
> the base class name and assuming it'll find a table relating to it,  
> which in my case it won't.
> Is this somehow supported, or should I be using a module/mixin  
> instead?
> Thanks,
> Simon
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