How do I refer to a column in text in Elixir

In Ruby, we usually write User#email to refer to the email column in the users table. I was wondering if there is an equivalent for Ecto.schema. Is it just %User{}.email?

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Hi, you normally load data with ecto and assign it to a variable. Then you use the variable to access the columns.

user = Repo.get!(User, id)


Sorry that wasn’t what I meant. The context for me is when writing a commit message. In Ruby, my commit message would look something like

Add `User#email`.

In Ecto, results are returned as a struct so I wasn’t sure how I would type that in a commit message.

Add ``?

Personally I’d spell it out as “add email to User schema”. Especially since this enables you to differ easily between schemas and regular structs.