Currently I have a field inside of my schema defined as:
field :is_residential, :boolean, default: false
CSV in the related field I have a
true string which then I have to transform into an atom in my code using something clunky like this:
before I save the row. Is there a better way of doing this ?
You could do something like:
row[:is_residential] == "true"
That will give you a boolean
true when you have the string “true”, and false otherwise.
I like making a
def to_boolean("false"), do: false
def to_boolean("true"), do: true
# this way you can also match on values that might be invalid and do something with them
def to_boolean(_), do: nil