I’ve got a class that has a property that is the same name as the symbol for another class it has a “belongs_to” relationship with.

class Ledger
  include DataMapper::Resource
  property :id,Serial
  property :posted_on,Integer
  property :memorandum,String
  property :amount,Integer
  property :account_id,Integer
  property :entry_id,Integer
  property :entry_amount_id,Integer
  property :fiscal_period_id,Integer
  property :currency_id,Integer
  belongs_to :account
  belongs_to :entry
  belongs_to :entry_amount, :class_name => 'Amount', :child_key => [ :entry_amount_id ]
end

Looks like the docs at datamapper.org are a little out of sync with the version of datamapper I’m using, as they specify that something like this will work:

class Post
  include DataMapper::Resource
  belongs_to :author, :model => 'User', :child_key => [ :post_id ]
end

I scoped out my cloned copy of the dm-core code and noticed the conspicuous options:

OPTIONS = [ :class_name, :child_key, :parent_key, :min, :max, :through ]

and guessed “:class_name” might work. Indeed it does! Nice. I have to remark that working with datamapper is intellectually rewarding.

UPDATE: Issue has been logged! Lighthouse looks nice, too. I’d previously only heard of it via my work with SD.

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