You should always remember to do one of two things.
save or use a bang method when working with records inside of Rails Console.
I had the following:
p = Product.first p.category_id = 1
This is going to change the record within the console session, but this will not actually save the changes. You must run,
to save the changes.
A common way to create a record from within the rails console is to do the following
p = Product.new(name: 'Settlers of Catan', price: '14.99', category_id: 3) p.save
If you wanted to create the record within one line, then you should use
p = Product.create!(name: 'Settlers of Catan', price: '14.99', category_id: 3)
That’s one less line to type.