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Rails: namespacing models with table_name_prefix instead of table_name

When you want to group rails models of a logical context, namespaces are your friend. However, if you have a lot of classes in the same namespace it might be tedious to specify the table name for each class seperately:

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class Accounting::Invoice < ApplicationRecord self.table_name = 'accounting_invoices' ... end class Accounting::Payment < ApplicationRecord self.table_name = 'accounting_payments' ... end

A replacement for the self.table_name-assignment is the table_name_prefix in the module definition:

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module Accounting def self.table_name_prefix 'accounting_' end end class Accounting::Invoice < ApplicationRecord ... end class Accounting::Payment < ApplicationRecord ... end

Rails will be able to derive the table name accounting_invoices for Accounting::Invoice.

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