Rails Quick Tip: YAML output in the Rails console
You can file this in the “things I wish I’d known about years ago” pile along with the
bundle open command…
If you want to dump the contents of an object on the Rails console in a nice and readable YAML format, just use the function ‘
> y Company.first Company Load (0.3ms) SELECT "companies".* FROM "companies" LIMIT 1 --- !ruby/ActiveRecord:Company attributes: id: 2 name: Abcam created_at: '2012-05-31 10:58:57.070819' updated_at: '2012-06-27 10:47:44.662756' url: http://Abcam.example.com/ state: hidden
I’ve no idea how it’s taken me this long to find out about it, but I’m glad I finally have.