Module: Populator::ModelAdditions

Defined in:
lib/populator/model_additions.rb

Instance Method Summary (collapse)

Instance Method Details

- (Object) populate(amount, options = {}, &block)

Call populate on any ActiveRecord model to fill it with data. Pass the number of records you want to create, and a block to set the attributes. You can nest calls to handle associations and use ranges or arrays to randomize the values.

Person.populate(3000) do |person|
  person.name = "John Doe"
  person.gender = ['male', 'female']
  Project.populate(10..30, :per_query => 100) do |project|
    project.person_id = person.id
    project.due_at = 5.days.from_now..2.years.from_now
    project.name = Populator.words(1..3).titleize
    project.description = Populator.sentences(2..10)
  end
end

The following options are supported.

  • :per_query - limit how many records are inserted per query, defaults to 1000

Populator::Factory is where all the work happens.



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# File 'lib/populator/model_additions.rb', line 24

def populate(amount, options = {}, &block)
  Factory.for_model(self).populate(amount, options, &block)
end