Overriding to_s - Inserting a model directly into a view

<%= @foo %> => #<Foo:0x007fa874102948>

The above happens constantly right? If you want to be able to insert a record into your views directly without having to worry about which column or function holds your functions view string then you need to override to_s.


def to_s

The above will cause <%= @foo %> to insert @foo.name into your view or anywhere else your record is inserted as a string.


You can also use aliasing to handle this

alias to_s name

This is functionally identical to the above.

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