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Rails - Pivot table's naming convention

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If we have 2 tables authors, books and a has_and_belongs_to_many relationship, we need to create a pivot table. But is there any naming convention for this pivot table name?

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We need add pivot table named authors_books (not books_authors or author_books) caused a outranks b in lexical ordering.

But the model name just is: author_book.

The pivot table is not need a primary key. So we pass id: false to create_table because that table does not represent a model.

class CreateAuthorsBooksJoinTable < ActiveRecord::Migration[5.2]
  def change
    create_table :authors_books, id: false do |t|
      t.bigint :author_id
      t.bigint :book_id

    add_index :authors_books, :author_id
    add_index :authors_books, :book_id
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