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define_model_callbacks

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Ruby on Rails latest stable (v4.0.2) - 0 notes - Class: ActiveModel::Callbacks
define_model_callbacks(*callbacks) public

define_model_callbacks accepts the same options define_callbacks does, in case you want to overwrite a default. Besides that, it also accepts an :only option, where you can choose if you want all types (before, around or after) or just some.

define_model_callbacks :initializer, only: :after

Note, the only: <type> hash will apply to all callbacks defined on that method call. To get around this you can call the define_model_callbacks method as many times as you need.

define_model_callbacks :create,  only: :after
define_model_callbacks :update,  only: :before
define_model_callbacks :destroy, only: :around

Would create after_create, before_update and around_destroy methods only.

You can pass in a class to before_<type>, after_<type> and around_<type>, in which case the callback will call that class’s <action>_<type> method passing the object that the callback is being called on.

class MyModel
  extend ActiveModel::Callbacks
  define_model_callbacks :create

  before_create AnotherClass
end

class AnotherClass
  def self.before_create( obj )
    # obj is the MyModel instance that the callback is being called on
  end
end
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