Use custom type name with Ruby on Rails STI mechanism.
Let's say you want to modify default
type column Rails uses to identify class -> subclass inheritance with the same database table. Just use the following methods:
class User < ActiveRecord::Base end class Admin < User def find_sti_class(type_name) type_name = self.name super end def sti_name 'Administrator' end end
Now you can see that in table
users you have type 'Administrator' which transforms to class Admin inside Rails ActiveRecord.