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Rails ActiveRecord data types

Written on July 17, 2018

The ActiveRecord data types available in Rails 5.

  • :primary_key
  • :string
  • :text
  • :integer
  • :bigint
  • :float
  • :decimal
  • :numeric
  • :datetime
  • :time
  • :date
  • :binary
  • :boolean

These data types are used in instances such as migrations.

def change
  create_table :categories do |t|
    t.string :title
    t.boolean :is_subcategory
    t.string :permalink
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