On Fri, 14 Jul 2006 00:00:17 +0200, elriba <edgard.riba / gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a database application running under sybase anywhere SQL server.
>   I would like to develop modules in Ruby to access that database.
>
> I started to look at ActiveRecord, but it seems that one requirement is
> that all tables have an identity column with a specific name.    My
> database was not designed that way :-(

I don't think ActiveRecord is that stupid (but I've never tried it).
I think there must be a way to trick it into doing that.

> Are there ActiveRecord alternatives that would allow me to use my
> existing database design?  Or even better, are there reviews that
> compare the different data layers available for Ruby?

Yes, Og from George.  You can find information on nitroproject.org.
It does what you require, but it's hidden.  The Nitro-General ML
helps there.
(http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/nitro-general)

Jo

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