m33lky m33lky - 3 months ago 10
Ruby Question

how to check the database name that ActiveRecord uses

In database.yml you define all the settings. How can I access those settings from ruby? I've looked in

App::Application::config
, but can't find it there. Also, I remember people were able to configure database settings without yaml, does anyone know how?

Answer
Rails.configuration.database_configuration

This will give you a hash table with the configurations for each of your environments. E.g. to get your development database name:

Rails.configuration.database_configuration["development"]["database"]