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Uploading file with URL in paperclip

You must have handled paperclip and must have used similar kind of code


has_attached_file :avatar

Now say that you want to upload it from  a url, well thats simple, just create a virtual attribute as shown


  def picture_from_url=url
    self.avatar = open(url)
  end


At the top of the file require this one


require "open-uri"

For reading the file from any where from the internet and put it into the object.

Now in console or  any where in code you can write the following code


p = Person.new

p.picture_from_url = "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7c/Hyderabadi_Chicken_Biryani.jpg/250px-Hyderabadi_Chicken_Biryani.jpg"

p.save

And Briyani image will be set to the persons avatar.

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When Paperclip uploads are not served in production

You need to do  a file upload and you follow paperclip ( https://github.com/thoughtbot/paperclip ) docs and  upload. All works well in development mode, but in production somehow the uploaded images does not get served and you are wondering why. To rectify this, search for this file <app_path>/config/production.rb and in it search for this statement


config.serve_static_assets = false

Change it to the following


config.serve_static_assets = true

Thats it , the issue must be fixed.

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