Is it possible to skip validations with a dynamic find/create by method?
For example with regular save I can do something like:
p = Post.new
p.title = nil
p.body = nil
p.save(:validate => false)
It dosnt look possible with the code in Rails right now however you may have better luck being a little more verbose in how you write the code. You can use
find_or_initialize_by_ which creates a new object but does not save it. You can then call save with your custom options, also in the documentation they have a neat demonstration that is hard to find so I will include it below:
# No 'Winter' tag exists winter = Tag.find_or_initialize_by_name("Winter") winter.new_record? # true
Good luck and let me know if you need more pointers in the right direction.