ActiveRecord::Enum is an attribute where the values map to integers in the database and can be queried by name. Read more about enum here.
When we define an
ActiveRecord, it generates a set of methods to interact with these
enum values. These methods allow us to easily query
and manipulate the
enum values associated with a particular model instance.
For instance, let’s assume we have a
User model with an enum field called
Currently, we expect to have methods like:
Rails 7.1 introduces an option to disable all auto generated methods of
To disable the default methods generated by
ActiveRecord.enum due to conflicts or unnecessary requirements, use
instance_methods: false. This option helps avoid the generation of conflicting or unnecessary enum methods.