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Using rails frame work from outside rails

It is possible to use and test bits and pieces of your rails application from outside rails e.g. from a ruby script.

You need to add

require 'd:/research/rriki/config/environment'

at the start of the script to access all your models and be able to manipulate database info.

This starts you up in development mode, if you want to force a particular mode you can do

ENV['RAILS_ENV'] ||= 'production'
require 'd:/research/rriki/config/environment'


The ENV statement needs to come first.

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