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Ruby on Rails latest stable (v4.0.2) - 1 note - Superclass: ActiveRecord::ActiveRecordError

This error is raised when trying to destroy a parent instance in N:1 or 1:1 associations (has_many, has_one) when there is at least 1 child associated instance. ex: if @project.tasks.size > 0, DeleteRestrictionError will be raised when trying to destroy @project

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July 31, 2011 - (>= v3.0.9)
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Rescuing DeleteRestrictionError via flash message

Model

class ShareType < ActiveRecord::Base
  has_many :shares, :dependent => :restrict
end

Controller

class ShareTypesController < ApplicationController
  def destroy
    begin
      @share_type.destroy
      flash[:success] = "successfully destroyed." 
    rescue ActiveRecord::DeleteRestrictionError => e
      @share_type.errors.add(:base, e)
      flash[:error] = "#{e}"
    ensure
      redirect_to share_types_url
    end
  end
end