Topic: Scaffolding an existing Database with Rails 2.0
So you've started learning Rails 2.0 with all the CRUD,DRY and REST stuff.
You've completed the introductory Rails 2 tutorial.
Now you're ready to try this out on your own project, with an existing database full of data.
Unfortunately, all the tutorials instruct how to create a DB from scratch using migrations.
I've found two solutions.
One is to create a new, empty db from scratch using RAILS migrations. Then transfer your existing records to it. Just follow the tutorials and change the db/table/column names as necessary.
Then dump the data into your new DB. And see it appear in your Rails app.
The other is to try to integrate the existing DB into rails.
This requires knowing much more about the working of rails than presented in tutorials.