Provides optional functionality on “save” and “update_attributes” methods
that allows developers to pass the user id as a parameter.
Assume you have a books table
create_table :books do |t| t.column :created_at, :datetime t.column :updated_at, :datetime t.column :title, :string t.column :created_by, :integer t.column :updated_by, :integer end
In your controller, you can now do
b = Book.new b.title = "My Book' b.save(session[:user_id]
If you don’t have created_by or updated_by in your table, the stamping will not occur.
No additonal configuration is needed.
Installation is easy… just use the built-in Plugin installer for Rails.
ruby script/plugin install http://svn.napcsweb.com/public/create_update_by
Thanks to DeLynn Berry, the creator of the original Userstamp plugin for the idea.
The Userstamp plugin can be found at
This plugin was created because I wanted to provide more control
over the assignment of created_by and updated_by.