Curious_Bop Curious_Bop - 2 years ago 100
Ruby Question

Ruby activerecord result to array

My aim is to take the result of my activerecord search and print it into a nice array but the print part is where I am having trouble.

I first build my oracle connection with the following which works in isolation.

def oracle_connection(adapter, database, username, password)
adapter: adapter,
database: database,
username: username,
password: password)

I then create my query with the following function:

def query
"select * from owner.appn where appn_id = #{$id}"

And here is the part where I am asking the question on. I want to pass the result of the query being returned out into an 2D array. Below is what I currently have to execute the active connection query.

def oracle_query_into_array(query)
result_set = ActiveRecord::Base.connection.execute(query)
if result_set.present?
#add logic here
return nil


Answer Source

I'm assuming you have reasons to use the underlying connection calls rather than the abstractions that are common practise.

With the ActiveRecord::Base.connection.execute(query) I would expect this to return true if it executes. What you want is a cursor on the data, so try this:

result = ActiveRecord::Base.connection.exec_query(query)
puts result.to_a
=> [array of results]

A usual abstraction (ActiveRecord::Base) would take the form of creating a model to represent your data, so in your case, this could look like:

class Appn < ActiveRecord::Base

This will be automatically mapped to a table within your connection called Appnn allowing you to update the above code to:

results = Appn.where(appn_id: $id)
puts results.to_a
=> [array of results]
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