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save

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save() public

Saves the model.

If the model is new a record gets created in the database, otherwise the existing record gets updated.

If perform_validation is true validations run. If any of them fail the action is cancelled and save returns false. If the flag is false validations are bypassed altogether. See <a href="/rails/ActiveRecord/Validations">ActiveRecord::Validations</a> for more information.

There’s a series of callbacks associated with save. If any of the before_* callbacks return false the action is cancelled and save returns false. See <a href="/rails/ActiveRecord/Callbacks">ActiveRecord::Callbacks</a> for further details.

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June 4, 2010
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database exceptions will still be raised

Note that save() only returns false on validation errors (when valid? returns false). If other errors occur at the database level, like a database deadlock or trying to insert null into a column that doesn’t allow it, that will still raise an exception.

September 28, 2012 - (<= v2.3.8)
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Skip validations

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user.save(false)

will skip validations