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Preload associations in loaded records

Sometimes you want to fetch associations for an ActiveRecord that you already loaded, e.g. when it has deeply nested associations.

Edge Rider Archive gives your models a static method preload_associations. The method can be used to preload associations for loaded objects like this:

class UsersController < ApplicationController def show @user = User.find(params[:id]) @user.preload_associations(threads: { posts: :author }, messages: :sender) end end

The attached initializers remain for legacy purposes. Please prefer to use Edge Rider Archive for new projects, which is being actively maintained and has test coverage for all versions of Rails.

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Owner of this card:

Arne Hartherz
Last edit:
about 1 month ago
by Daniel Straßner
preload_associations.rails2.rb, preload_associations.rails3.rb
rails, eager, loading, includes, object, instance
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