How can activerecord objects be edited externally with scripts? I'm currently using the
That's a bit unspecific. There are quite a few methods. Here's the best:
You can run rails on the console. Try
irb in your project's directory, and you're on a REPL that allows you to run code live. Just try something like:
that_guy = User.find(4) that_guy.name = "John" that_guy.save!
name with a model you have, a record's id and some string attribute).
And of course you can also just run a file of ruby against your project:
rails runner your_script.rb
And, if I misunderstood you: you can of course access the database through any other means/languages/libraries.