[rspec-users] spec'ing view render partial collection, local variable not found

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 18:25:12 EDT 2007


On 10/5/07, Andrew WC Brown <omen.king at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well when I saw that originally thats what I thought the response was
> suppose to come after the render but:
>
> ActionView::ActionViewError in '/games/_game.rhtml should show game name'
> No rhtml, rxml, rjs or delegate template found for //_game in
> /Volumes/EXTERNAL/web/omenking.ca/config/../app/views
>
> games/_game.rhtml does exist.
>
> which maybe I have to state:
>
>   it "should show game name" do
>     render :partial =>"games/game", :collection => @games
>     response.should have_text(/The Battle for Blaze/)
>   end
>
> but then:
>
> 1)
> ActionView::TemplateError in '/games/_game.rhtml should show game name'
> You have a nil object when you didn't expect it!
> The error occurred while evaluating nil.name
> On line #1 of app/views/games/_game.rhtml
>
>     1: <%= h game.name %>
>
> so the local variable is show up nil.

:collection is something rails uses to render a template multiple
times. RSpec only renders the file once (as intended). Try using
:object:

render :partial =>"games/game", :object => @game

(of course, you'll have to have setup @game).

>
>
>  On 10/5/07, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 10/5/07, Andrew WC Brown <omen.king at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > 1)
> > > '/games/_game.rhtml should show game name' FAILED
> > > expected /The Battle for Blaze/, got ""
> > > ./spec/views/games/_game.rhtml_spec.rb:39:
> > >
> > >   def before
> > >     game_1 = mock_model(Game,
> > >       :name => 'The Battle for Blaze',
> > >       :salt_grains => 5000000,
> > >       :people => 5000000,
> > >       :days => nil,
> > >       :created_at => "Mon Oct 01 00:02:44 -0400 2007",
> > >       :enabled => true)
> > >     game_1.should_receive(:name).and_return("The Battle
> for
> > > Blaze")
> > >
> game_1.should_receive(:salt_grains).and_return(5000000)
> > >     game_1.should_receive(:people).and_return(5000000)
> > >     game_1.should_receive(:days).and_return(nil)
> > >     game_1.should_receive(:created_at).and_return("Mon
> Oct
> > > 01 00:02:44 -0400 2007")
> > >     game_1.should_receive(:enabled).and_return(true)
> > >
> > >     game_2 = mock_model(Game,
> > >       :name => 'Epicbattlegrounds',
> > >       :salt_grains => 30000000,
> > >       :people => 20000000,
> > >       :days => 100,
> > >       :created_at => "Mon Sept 01 12:02:44 -0400 2007",
> > >       :enabled => false)
> > >
> > >
> game_2.should_receive(:name).and_return("Epicbattlegrounds")
> > >
> > >
> game_2.should_receive(:salt_grains).and_return(30000000)
> > >     game_2.should_receive(:people).and_return(20000000)
> > >     game_2.should_receive(:days).and_return(100)
> > >     game_2.should_receive(:created_at).and_return("Mon
> Sept
> > > 01 12:02:44 -0400 2007")
> > >     game_2.should_receive(:enabled).and_return(false)
> > >     @games = [game_1, game_2]
> > >     assigns[:games] = [game_1, game_2]
> > >   end
> > >
> > >   it "should show game name" do
> > >     response.should have_text(/The Battle for Blaze/)
> > >     render :partial =>"game", :collection => @games
> >
> > Switch these around:
> >
> > render :partial =>"game", :collection => @games
> > response.should have_text(/The Battle for Blaze/)
> >
> >
> > >   end
> > >
> > > I think the local variable is showing up nil because my specs in the
> > > index.rhtml were failing when they were fine before and they were saying
> > > they didn't know what this game variable was.
> > >
> > > Any ideas?
> > >
> > >
> > > On 10/5/07, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > On 10/5/07, Andrew WC Brown < omen.king at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > I'm trying to spec out a render partial collection but I get the
> > > following
> > > > > error
> > > > >
> > > > > 2)
> > > > > NoMethodError in '/games/_game.rhtml should show game name'
> > > > > undefined method `body' for #<#<Class:0x316580c>:0x2f1154c>
> > > > >
> > >
> /Volumes/EXTERNAL/web/omenking.ca/vendor/plugins/rspec_on_rails/lib/spec/rails/matchers/have_text.rb:12:in
> > > > > `matches?'
> > > > > ./spec/views/games/_game.rhtml_spec.rb:39:
> > > > >
> > > > >   def before
> > > > >     game = mock_model(Game,
> > > > >       :name => 'The Battle for Blaze',
> > > > >       :salt_grains => 5000000,
> > > > >       :people => 5000000,
> > > > >       :days => nil,
> > > > >       :created_at => "Mon Oct 01 00:02:44 -0400 2007",
> > > > >        :enabled => true)
> > > > >     game.should_receive(:name).and_return("The Battle for Blaze")
> > > > >
> > > game.should_receive(:salt_grains).and_return(5000000)
> > > > >     game.should_receive(:people).and_return(5000000)
> > > > >     game.should_receive(:days).and_return(nil)
> > > > >     game.should_receive(:created_at).and_return("Mon Oct 01 00:02:44
> > > -0400
> > > > > 2007")
> > > > >     game.should_receive(:enabled).and_return(true)
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >     assigns[:games] = [game]
> > > > >   end
> > > > >
> > > > >   it "should show game name" do
> > > > >     template.should have_text(/The Battle for Blaze/)
> > > >
> > > > response.should have_text ....
> > > >
> > > > (not template.should ...)
> > > >
> > > > >     render :partial =>"game", :collection => @games
> > > > >   end
> > > > >
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