Extracts and stores metadata from the file associated with this blob using a relevant analyzer. Active Storage comes with built-in analyzers for images and videos. See
ActiveStorage::Analyzer::VideoAnalyzer for information about the specific attributes they extract and the third-party libraries they require.
To choose the analyzer for a blob, Active Storage calls
accept? on each registered analyzer in order. It uses the first analyzer for which
accept? returns true when given the blob. If no registered analyzer accepts the blob, no metadata is extracted from it.
In a Rails application, add or remove analyzers by manipulating
Rails.application.config.active_storage.analyzers in an initializer:
# Add a custom analyzer for Microsoft Office documents: Rails.application.config.active_storage.analyzers.append DOCXAnalyzer # Remove the built-in video analyzer: Rails.application.config.active_storage.analyzers.delete ActiveStorage::Analyzer::VideoAnalyzer
Outside of a Rails application, manipulate
You won't ordinarily need to call this method from a Rails application. New blobs are automatically and asynchronously analyzed via
analyze_later when they're attached for the first time.
# File activestorage/app/models/active_storage/blob/analyzable.rb, line 28 def analyze update! metadata: metadata.merge(extract_metadata_via_analyzer) end
This method is automatically called for a blob when it's attached for the first time. You can call it to analyze a blob again (e.g. if you add a new analyzer or modify an existing one).
# File activestorage/app/models/active_storage/blob/analyzable.rb, line 36 def analyze_later ActiveStorage::AnalyzeJob.perform_later(self) end
Returns true if the blob has been analyzed.
# File activestorage/app/models/active_storage/blob/analyzable.rb, line 41 def analyzed? analyzed end