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How do I save a save a has_many association?

Morgan asked in Rails

I have setup a service that parses and saves the result of an external API which all works great, however, I can't work out how to save the array of images that need to be saved in a has_many relation.

The service:

module Domain
  class FetchUserPosts

    def initialize(token)
      @token = token
    end

    def get_listings
      resp = client.get("/v1/some/api/posts")

      resp.body.each do |post|
       @user.posts.create(
          headline: post["headline"],
          body: post["body"],
          images: listing["media"].map { |l| l["url"]} ???
        )
      end
    end

    private

    def client
      Faraday.new(url: "https://example.com", headers: { "Authorization" =>  "Bearer #{@token}" }) do |f|
        f.request :json
        f.request :retry
        f.response :logger, Rails.logger
        f.response :raise_error
        f.response :json
        f.adapter Faraday.default_adapter
      end
    end

  end
end

The Post Model that it saves to:

class Post < ApplicationRecord
  belongs_to :user
  has_many :images, as: :imageable
end

And the associated Image model:

class Image < ApplicationRecord
  belongs_to :imageable, polymorphic: true
end

Everything works except I'm unsure how to deal with the images which look like:

[{
   "type" => "image",
   "url" => "https://image-1.jpg"
 }, {
   "type" => "image",
   "url" => "https://image-2.jpg"
}]
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Hey Morgan,

Just iterate through the images and save each one like you would any has_many

def get_listings
  resp = client.get("/v1/some/api/posts")

  resp.body.each do |post|
    user = @user.posts.new(
      headline: post["headline"],
      body: post["body"]
    )

    listing["media"].each do |media|
      user.images.build(url: media["url"])
    end

    user.save
  end
end

I haven't tested this, so you may have to play around with it some (you may need to actually save the user first, then iterate through and build the associations, I can't recall off the top of my head) but you should get the idea.

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Thanks Jacob!

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