thanks for response

THis here would produce syntax error:

:include => {:reports, :notifications => :notification_codes}

So I try this (to ensure :reports has a value):

{:include => {:reports => {}, :notifications => :notification_codes}}

And this is ultimately what it would look like:

User.where(:id => params[:user_id]).first.units.to_json({:include =>
{:reports => {}, :notifications => :notification_codes}})

But this will say:

can't convert Symbol into Hash

On Nov 16, 3:14 am, Frederick Cheung wrote:
On Nov 15, 11:06 pm, John Merlino wrote:








this error usually occurs when trying to mix 1st and 2nd order
relationships in a single to_json call:
undefined method `macro' for nil:NilClass
Rails 3 has this way to support 2nd order relationships:
http://apidock.com/rails/ActiveRecord/Serialization/to_json
So I try to use it:
@units = User.where(:id =>
params[:user_id]).first.units.to_json(:include => {
:only => :reports,
:notifications => {:include => {:only
=> :notification_codes} }
})
A unit has many reports and notifications. And a notification belongs
to notification code.
There is an example of second order include & only on the page you
link to. You're using :only to refer to association names whereas only
is supposed to denote which attributes you want to show for a given
object so i think you are confusing to_json. something like :include
=> {:reports, :notifications => :notification_codes} should do the
trick.

Fred

:include => {:notifications, :only => :reports, :include => {:






This is the relationship between notifications and notification codes:
//notifications
belongs_to :notification_code, :foreign_key => :code
//notification codes
has_many :notifications
So I am not sure why error occurs.
Thanks for response
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