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Ruby on Rails latest stable (v4.0.2) - 0 notes - Class: ActiveRecord::Associations::ClassMethods::JoinDependency
build(associations, parent = nil, join_type = Arel::InnerJoin) protected

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# File activerecord/lib/active_record/associations.rb, line 1939
            def build(associations, parent = nil, join_type = Arel::InnerJoin)
              parent ||= @joins.last
              case associations
                when Symbol, String
                  reflection = parent.reflections[associations.to_s.intern] or
                  raise ConfigurationError, "Association named '#{ associations }' was not found; perhaps you misspelled it?"
                  unless join_association = find_join_association(reflection, parent)
                    @reflections << reflection
                    join_association = build_join_association(reflection, parent)
                    join_association.join_type = join_type
                    @joins << join_association
                    cache_joined_association(join_association)
                  end
                  join_association
                when Array
                  associations.each do |association|
                    build(association, parent, join_type)
                  end
                when Hash
                  associations.keys.sort{|a,b|a.to_s<=>b.to_s}.each do |name|
                    join_association = build(name, parent, join_type)
                    build(associations[name], join_association, join_type)
                  end
                else
                  raise ConfigurationError, associations.inspect
              end
            end
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