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Unsaved record disappears when assigning to an association

If this happens to you:

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user.avatar = Avatar.new user.avatar # => nil

(where avatar is a belongs_to), you probably declared your association incorrectly.

Always do

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class User < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :avatar end

and never

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class User < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to 'avatar' end

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Tobias Kraze
Last edit:
about 4 years ago
by Henning Koch
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