The association_multi_add_remove plugin allows adding, removing and setting multiple associated objects in a single method call. By default
Sequel::Model defines singular
remove_* methods that operate on a single associated object, this adds plural forms that operate on multiple associated objects. Example:
artist.albums # => [album1] artist.add_albums([album2, album3]) artist.albums # => [album1, album2, album3] artist.remove_albums([album3, album1]) artist.albums # => [album2] artist.albums = [album2, album3] artist.albums # => [album2, album3]
It can handle all situations that the normal singular methods handle, but there is no attempt to optimize behavior, so using these methods will not improve performance.
The add/remove/set methods defined by this plugin use a transaction, so if one add/remove/set fails and raises an exception, all adds/removes/set will be rolled back. If you are using database sharding and want to save to a specific shard, call Model#set_server to set the server for this instance, as the transaction will be opened on that server.
You can customize the method names used for adding/removing multiple associated objects using the :multi_add_method and :multi_remove_method association options.
# Allow adding/removing/setting multiple associated objects in a single call # for all model subclass instances (called before loading subclasses): Sequel::Model.plugin :association_multi_add_remove # Allow adding/removing/setting multiple associated objects in a single call # for Album instances (called before defining associations in the class): Album.plugin :association_multi_add_remove