Rails ActiveStorage scope for when file is attached

When using ActiveStorage, how do you create a scope for when files are attached.

For example:

class Check < ActiveRecord::Base
  has_one_attached :image
end

I want something like Check.has_attached_image to return only records where there is an existing attached image.

I know that ActiveStorage provides a with_attached_image scope. But that doesn't seem to be working:

irb(main):009:0> Check.with_attached_image.to_sql => "SELECT \"checks\".* FROM \"checks\""

1 answer

  • answered 2018-11-08 00:00 Zoran Majstorovic

    Main purpose of the scope with_attached_image is to avoid N+1 queries (to include the attached blobs in your query).

    To return only records where there is an existing attached image, you can create a scope in the Check model like this:

    scope :has_attached_image, -> { joins(image_attachment: :blob) }