Extracting Information From Hash in Ruby on Rails

Extracting Information From Hash in Ruby on Rails

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@coolprobnPrabin Poudel Rails, React, React Native, Gatsby, CSS, Bootstrap When I was recently working in one of the client project, I had to communicate with external mariadb server to store records from react/rails app, that means I would get activerecord hash from our app which I had to convert to pure sql query and send it to external server for storing. If you have worked with sql queries previously then you must know that keys and values must be separated for insert operations like sql INSERT INTO users (first_name, last_name, email) VALUES (John, Doe, john@email.com) I could convert attributes to hash easily using as_json to get the format {“first_name”=”John”, “last_name”=”Doe”, “email”=”john@email.com”} . {“first_name”=”John”, “last_name”=”Doe”, “email”=”john@email.com”} But I had to extract keys and values separately so that attributes can be accurately formatted and ready for insert and update operations. Let me show you how I extracted keys and values from the hash and formatted them as required for the operations. Let’s assume we have: user = {“first_name”=”John”, “last_name”=”Doe”, “email”=”john@email.com”} Extract single key or value If we only want email rails-console // For key user.extract!(“email”).keys # [“email”] // For value # with extract user.extract!(“email”).values # [“john@email.com”] # simply user[’email’] # “john@email.com” Extract multiple keys or values If we want first_name and last_name but not email rails-console // For keys user.extract!(*[“first_name”, “last_name”]).keys # [“first_name”, “last_name”] // For values user.extract!(*[“first_name”, “last_name”]).values # [“John”, “Doe”] Extract all keys or values rails-console // For keys user.keys # [“first_name”, “last_name”, “email”] // For values user.values # [“John”, “Doe”, “john@email.com”] Do you know more elegant or alternative way to extract keys and values from hashes? Please enlighten and guide us with your precious comment below if you do. Tags Subscribe to get your daily round-up of top tech stories!  » Read More

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