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Rails: creating a SQL view like model

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I want to be able to create a new model object that behaves exactly the same as another model object.  An example is this:

TableA -> is the main database
AltA -> is the first "SQL-view-like" model (Uses the data in TableA)
AltB -> is the second "SQL-view-like" model (Uses the data in TableA)
Link -> The connection table that links the AltA and AltB tables with a HM:T relationship

In the Link table I'll have the columns: alta_id & altb_id that link the two records together.

What do I have to do to the AltA & AltB table models to make them behave as if they are real data sources and not "SQL-view-like" models?

I tried inheriting from the TableA model but it did not work as I expected.  It seemd to still think it was a "TableA" model.  I think I was missing something.

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