“as_json” Rails

as_json has very flexible way to configure complex object according to model relations

EXAMPLE

Model campaign belongs to shop and has one list
Model list has many list_tasks and each of list_tasks has many comments
We can get one json which combines all those data easily.

@campaign.as_json(
    {
        except: [:created_at, :updated_at],
        include: {
            shop: {
                except: [:created_at, :updated_at, :customer_id],
                include: {customer: {except: [:created_at, :updated_at]}}},
            list: {
                except: [:created_at, :updated_at, :observation_id],
                include: {
                    list_tasks: {
                        except: [:created_at, :updated_at],
                        include: {comments: {except: [:created_at, :updated_at]}}
                    }
                }
            },
        },
        methods: :tags
    })

Notice methods: :tags can help you attach any additional object which doesn’t have relations with others. You just need to define a method with name tags in model campaign. This method should return whatever you need (e.g. Tags.all)

Official documentation for as_json

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