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first_or_create

Importance_2
v3.2.8 - Show latest stable - 0 notes - Class: ActiveRecord::Relation
first_or_create(attributes = nil, options = {}, &block) public

Tries to load the first record; if it fails, then create is called with the same arguments as this method.

Expects arguments in the same format as Base.create.

Examples

# Find the first user named Penélope or create a new one.
User.where(:first_name => 'Penélope').first_or_create
# => <User id: 1, first_name: 'Penélope', last_name: nil>

# Find the first user named Penélope or create a new one.
# We already have one so the existing record will be returned.
User.where(:first_name => 'Penélope').first_or_create
# => <User id: 1, first_name: 'Penélope', last_name: nil>

# Find the first user named Scarlett or create a new one with a particular last name.
User.where(:first_name => 'Scarlett').first_or_create(:last_name => 'Johansson')
# => <User id: 2, first_name: 'Scarlett', last_name: 'Johansson'>

# Find the first user named Scarlett or create a new one with a different last name.
# We already have one so the existing record will be returned.
User.where(:first_name => 'Scarlett').first_or_create do |user|
  user.last_name = "O'Hara"
end
# => <User id: 2, first_name: 'Scarlett', last_name: 'Johansson'>
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