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How do I allow the owner of a group add new moderators?
Hi, I am trying to develop similiar functionallity to Shopify where the owner of the store can add new managers to the seller account and allow them to manage orders. However, in my case its just
Currently, I have a working form for users where they can create a new group.
# User model class User < ApplicationRecord ... has_one :group, dependent: :delete, foreign_key: :owner_id ... end
# Group model class Group < ApplicationRecord belongs_to :owner, class_name: "User" end
submit, the user's id moves to the
owner_id column in
groups table. Please note, the user can have only one group. If the user is the owner, he won't be able to become a moderator, the same approach applies to the moderators.
I tried to google and found couple answers:
- YouTube video - Rails API: Multiple Accounts and Friendly ID
- Stackoverflow - Adding an “Account” that has many “Users”
- Stackoverflow - Adding multiple users into a single record Rails 5
Not sure if I am doing everything right, but I came up with the idea to create join table
# Group Moderator Model class GroupModerator < ApplicationRecord belongs_to :user belongs_to :group end
Updated version of
class Group < ApplicationRecord belongs_to :owner, class_name: "User" has_many :group_moderators has_many :users, through: :group_moderators end
What am I doing wrong? How do I allow the owner of the group invite moderators? At the beginning I simply wanted to update
group_id column for the invited user but in this case my
group controller doesn't know about the invited user since it doesn't have any information in the
Thank you very much for your help and time.
PS: Not sure if it matters but in the future, the owner will be able to give the rights to each moderator.
Maybe this can help you https://gorails.com/episodes/inviting-users-with-devise_invitable?autoplay=1