[rspec-users] Can not 'assigns' value in View test

Shaker flyeminent at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 12 20:07:35 EDT 2007


Unfortunately, I am not supposed to change the code inside the partial.
That's why I posted this message. I am trying to find a way of tackling this
problem. Because I am going to test tens of hundreds of partials, most of
which are using the symbols rather than instance variable. 

David Chelimsky-2 wrote:
> 
> On 9/12/07, Evan David Light <evan at tiggerpalace.com> wrote:
>>         Granted that I'm new too; however, assigns[:hash] creates a
>> member
>> variable @hash that is made available to the view.  Maybe that's the
>> problem?  Modify your view to use @hash instead.
> 
> http://rspec.rubyforge.org/documentation/rails/writing/views.html
> 
>>
>> On Sep 12, 2007, at 5:20 AM, Shaker wrote:
>>
>> >
>> > Hello everyone:
>> >   I am quit new to View test using rspec. I want to write spec for a
>> > partial, which is rendered by a controller. However, the controller
>> > does not
>> > pass data to the partial using instance variables, it uses symbol
>> > variable
>> > instead. I read the example of view spec provided in the website.
>> > But the
>> > example is using instance variable. So I am looking for a way of
>> > assigning
>> > my test data to the partial to be tested. I would like to show an
>> > my code
>> > below:
>> > class MyController
>> >   def index
>> >     hash = {...#data provided here}
>> >     render :partial=>'index', :layout=>false, :locals=>{:hash=>hash}
>> >   end
>> > end
>> >
>> > _index.rhtml
>> >   ......#unrelated code omitted
>> >   <script>
>> >     var data = <%= hash %>;
>> >     <!-- process data here -->
>> >   </script>
>> >
>> > In my spec, I used assigns[:hash] = my_own_data, but an error
>> > occurred,
>> > saying that "undefined local variable or method 'hash' ".
>> > How can I assign my own data to hash in my view spec?
>> > Thank you!
>> >
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