Topic: Another name for 'Transaction' or 'Action'?

I'm trying to make a Rails app that deals with bank accounts and transactions. Except, I can't think of a suitable name for "Transaction", since 'Transaction' is a reserved model/controller name apparently. And so is 'Action'. Has anyone run into this, and come up with good alternative name?

Re: Another name for 'Transaction' or 'Action'?

Have you tried the Thesaurus? It's always worth a look at times like this.

Unfortunately that site is down and I don't know of a better one. Maybe it will be back up by the time you read this.

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Re: Another name for 'Transaction' or 'Action'?

That's actually a really good question.  Even looking at the thesausus, nothing good comes to mind.  I would maybe use transaxion. smile

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Re: Another name for 'Transaction' or 'Action'?

Should you really be naming your tables Transaction? After all a Transaction is a temporary event (only when money changes hands) whereas things Accounts or Users are more permanent.

Are you really storing Transactions or are you logging/recording Transactions? In the latter case Transaction Log or Transaction Record would make more sense.

Transacts would get you out of the hole without too much bending of english-like names. Transaktion would get you there too if you happened to feel a bit German.

Re: Another name for 'Transaction' or 'Action'?

How about "exchange"? And I'm not talking about mail servers big_smile

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Re: Another name for 'Transaction' or 'Action'?

vin wrote:

How about "exchange"? And I'm not talking about mail servers big_smile

I'd agree with that.

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Re: Another name for 'Transaction' or 'Action'?

Tranzaction?  Misspelled keywords are very common in the rails source like case and kase.

Re: Another name for 'Transaction' or 'Action'?

I checked transaction in my thesaurus book (books! those old weird paper things)...
It comes up with:
-contract
-agreement
-bargain
-bond
-compact
-convention
-covenant
-pact

Doesn't really seem to be a good word for it...

What about transfer?

Re: Another name for 'Transaction' or 'Action'?

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Re: Another name for 'Transaction' or 'Action'?

NielsenE wrote:

AtomicChange smile

So our domain model has switched from a bank to a nuclear power plant? tongue

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Re: Another name for 'Transaction' or 'Action'?

vin wrote:
NielsenE wrote:

AtomicChange smile

So our domain model has switched from a bank to a nuclear power plant? tongue

So we could use STI and have AlphaDecay, BetaDecay, and GammaDecay subclasses?

Sorry for the hijack tongue

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Re: Another name for 'Transaction' or 'Action'?

I've been using Trans_Action for this problem and it seems to work fine.

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