Thanks!  I think that for Kirbybase I will get the method using the 
fieldname and for the other case I will use the Object#respond_to?.

Marcelo Paniagua

Ryan Leavengood escribióº

> Marcelo Paniagua wrote:
>
>> Hi there!
>>
>>  I'm using Kirbybase database and it has the peculiar way to access 
>> fields data though methods. Is it posible to call such methods
>> passing the fieldname in a dinamic way?
>>
>> instead of
>>
>> client_id = table.client_id
>>
>> I would like to use sometime like
>>
>> field = 'client_id'
>> client_id = table.field or something like that.
>
>
> There are at least two basic options:
>
> 1. Call Object#send:
>
>    field = 'client_id'
>    client_id = table.send(field)
>
> 2. Use Object#method to get a method, then call it:
>
>    field = 'client_id'
>    method = table.method(field)
>    method.call
>
>>   This is also applicable to a program that I'm developing, in which 
>> I want to find if a class has a given method...  for example, I want to
>> find if a class Card  has an "onplay" method.
>> Thanks
>
>
> You can ask an instance of Card if it responds to that method:
>
>    card = Card.new
>    if card.respond_to?('onplay')
>       # Do something
>    end
>
> You may also want to research the method 'method_missing' which allows 
> for a lot of interesting tricks.
>
> Regards,
> Ryan
>
>

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