Friendly Id

FriendlyId is the "Swiss Army bulldozer" of slugging and permalink plugins for Active Record. It lets you create pretty URLs and work with human-friendly strings as if they were numeric ids.
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Dave Kimura
Dave Kimura

May 11, 2020

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def ask_with_default(prompt, default)
  value = ask("#{prompt} [#{default}]")
  value.blank? ? default : value

gem 'friendly_id'
run 'bundle install'

while yes?("Do you want to use Friendly ID with a model?") do
  model_name = ask_with_default("Model Name:", "user")
  attribute_name = ask_with_default("Attribute Name:", "name")
  if model_name && attribute_name
    generate(:migration, "AddSlugTo#{model_name.titleize.pluralize}", "slug:uniq")
    string = <<~RUBY
          extend FriendlyId
          friendly_id :#{attribute_name}, use: :slugged
    inject_into_file "app/models/#{model_name}.rb", string, after: "class #{model_name.titleize} < ApplicationRecord\n"
    puts "Model name and attribute required"


puts "Change references. I.e., User.find() to User.friendly.find()"

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