Marko Anastasov wrote this on February 18, 2009

Getting fixture data quickly from the database with console and #to_yaml

Whenever I’m working on a project, I keep a Rails console for it open, usually to quickly inspect our models and database. It can be very handy when you need to prepare some fixture data as well. Just grab a model instance and call

File.open("data.fix", "w") { |f| f.write foo.to_yaml }

to dump it to a file.

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Marko co-founded Rendered Text. He’s a programmer with a passion of creating something for other people, coupled with interests in how things work in the society and nature. He is having a great time working across many areas in the company, including product design, helping the engineering teams, empowering users and marketing. He likes to counterbalance it all with running, cycling or a day in the woods.

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