Rails: stop ActiveRecord::RecordNotFound from breaking app

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Was building a rails api backend, but when I would search for a record that was not found, the app would show the error. That is great for testing, but I wanted to handle the error without a 404 since this is an api and wanted to send a specific json message.

Found the solution as such:

class YourController < ActionController::Base

  rescue_from ActiveRecord::RecordNotFound, with: :dude_wheres_my_record

  def show
    # your original code without the begin and rescue

  def dude_where_my_record
    # special handling here

Found on stack overflow thanks to noodl




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