[rspec-users] can't access helper methods for model testing

Chris Olsen lists at ruby-forum.com
Tue Dec 11 12:28:14 EST 2007


I would like to have some valid mock models readily available in the
helper module, but when I try to access the helper I get the error
saying that the method is not found.
=======
describe MembersHelper do # Helper methods can be called directly in the
examples (it blocks)
  def valid_member_mock
    member = mock_model(Member)
    member.stub!(:first_name).and_return("Joe")
    member.stub!(:last_name).and_return("Smith")
    member.stub!(:email).and_return("joe at smith.com")
    member.stub!(:city).and_return("LA")
    member.stub!(:region).and_return("CA")
    member.stub!(:region_code).and_return("234234")

    return member
  end
end
=======
require File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../spec_helper'

describe Member do
  before(:each) do
    @member = valid_member_mock
  end

  it "should be valid" do
    @member.should be_valid
  end
end
=======
NameError in 'Spec::Rails::Example::ModelExampleGroup Member should be
valid'
undefined local variable or method `valid_member_mock' for
#<Spec::Rails::Example::ModelExampleGroup::Subclass_1:0x20e6814>
=======

I would assume that rails is including the helper module behind the
scenes, although I have explicitly made the require with no luck.

What am I missing?  Are these helpers only for controller tests?

Thanks
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