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

Andrew WC Brown omen.king at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 20:00:39 EDT 2007


Well I think my biggest problem I was having was the fact that my before
block was:

def before
end

instead of

before do
end

So I think its working, although my mock is complaining now:
before do
    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)
    @game = game
end

1)
Spec::Mocks::MockExpectationError in '/games/_game.rhtml should show game
name'
Mock 'Game_1082' expected :salt_grains with (any args) once, but received it
0 times
./spec/views/games/_game.rhtml_spec.rb:15:

On 10/5/07, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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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