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pluck

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Ruby on Rails latest stable (v4.2.1) - 1 note - Class: ActiveRecord::Calculations
pluck(*column_names) public

Use pluck as a shortcut to select one or more attributes without loading a bunch of records just to grab the attributes you want.

Person.pluck(:name)

instead of

Person.all.map(&:name)

Pluck returns an Array of attribute values type-casted to match the plucked column names, if they can be deduced. Plucking an SQL fragment returns String values by default.

Person.pluck(:id)
# SELECT people.id FROM people
# => [1, 2, 3]

Person.pluck(:id, :name)
# SELECT people.id, people.name FROM people
# => [[1, 'David'], [2, 'Jeremy'], [3, 'Jose']]

Person.pluck('DISTINCT role')
# SELECT DISTINCT role FROM people
# => ['admin', 'member', 'guest']

Person.where(age: 21).limit(5).pluck(:id)
# SELECT people.id FROM people WHERE people.age = 21 LIMIT 5
# => [2, 3]

Person.pluck('DATEDIFF(updated_at, created_at)')
# SELECT DATEDIFF(updated_at, created_at) FROM people
# => ['0', '27761', '173']
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January 8, 2015 - (v4.1.8)
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Text improvement

Where it says: without loading a bunch of records should say: without loading a bunch of columns/attributes Considering that record usually is a row.